Great news for Paseo Boricua as we end the year on a plus with the opening of two new businesses. La Cosecha (2701 W Division St.), which opened in September for Fiesta Boricua is now fully loaded with fresh produce. They have fine Puerto Rican coffee like café Don Pello from Ciales, Puerto Rico. They also have ahí dulce, fresh plantains (green or maduros), as well as other favorites from la cocina criolla. La Cosecha also has fresh fruit and a juicer where you can get amazing freshly squeezed orange juice to go.
La Cosecha’s reopening brought in lots of support from community residents and workers, as well as several restaurant owners like Victor García from Papa’s Cache, Pablo Espinoza, owner of Nellie’s Restaurant, Roberto Tañón, owner of La Bruquena Restaurant, and Jaime Cruz, owner of Latin American Restaurant. All were there to take advantage of the fresh produce that La Cosecha has to offer.
La Cosecha wants to provide fresh produce at affordable prices to an area considered a food desert. It also seeks to provide an alternative diet to those residents who suffer from diabetes and asthma.
DSBDA also welcomes Architechs Inc. that officially opened last week and is located at 2541 W. Division, on the site of a long-standing blighted building which has been refurbished to include rod-iron balconet, French doors, lamps and a wood colored storefront. President Eswin Guerra says that Architechs Inc. is a design and build company or one-stop-shop for planning and building projects. Eswin Guerra is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University and attended the UIC School of Architecture as well as the National School of Superior Architecture of Versailles. For more information on Architects Inc. visit their website at: www.architechs-inc.com.
by Eduardo Arocho