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Hispanic supermarket chain broadening to Henderson

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018|2 a.m.

La Bonita, a popular Hispanic grocery store chain with 6 valley locations, will open its first store in Henderson next summer.

The new shop, simply north of Green Valley Parkway and Sundown Roadway, will be 50,000 square feet and employ about 150 people, said Armando Martinez, La Bonita’s general supervisor.

“Each time we opened a brand-new store, people were asking when we were going to open in Henderson,” Martinez stated. “We finally took a look at the demographics and we liked what we saw out there.”

The U.S. Census Bureau approximates that in 2010 Hispanics made up more than 15 percent of the population in Henderson and about a 3rd in the valley in general.

The only other Hispanic supermarket in Henderson is Cueva’s Meat Market, 530 S. Stone Highway.

La Bonita has been in business for 27 years in the Las Vegas area and employs more than 700 people in the valley.

Henderson authorities were not immediately offered for remark.

Sen. Dean Heller jeered at during Hispanic luncheon

Saturday, May 13, 2017|5:34 p.m.

LAS VEGAS– Sen. Dean Heller has joined the club of Republican congress members who have been heckled during in-person appearances.

Heller faced heavy criticism at a Latin Chamber of Commerce occasion in Las Vegas on Friday. Four protesters were tossed out of the event after they accused Heller of refraining from doing enough to safeguard Latino jobs and not withstanding President Donald Trump. People in the front row say they could not hear Heller over the disturbance.

Heller has actually stated he will not elect the Republican Inexpensive healthcare replacement expense if it might cost Nevada its Medicaid growth. In his speech, Heller also addressed infrastructure, government red tape and his efforts to fix the damaged immigration system.

After the occasion, Heller met 3 of the protesters who interrupted his speech.