Migrants in the City
The pictures are of the Mexican shops located at the SW/SE
corner of Osborn and 19th Ave. I grew up around this area.
On the NE side of the intersections is St. Gregory’s Catholic School,
which was where I attended grade school. The neighborhood has
drastically become more ethnic over time. There are many Mexican,
Chinese and Middle Eastern shops further north of 19th Ave.
However, I haven’t noticed any real differences between how
the people behave compared with more traditional strip-mall type
setting that previous inhabited the space. The people were just
going about their daily routines, shopping, getting their hair done,
eating, and so on.
They obviously feel connected to
their roots and prefer to do business in areas that cater to their
ethnic preferences in food and atmosphere
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