See you on Central

Walking down Central Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, you will find yourself deep within a culture. Banda music overflows from cars driving down the street to your ears. The air filled with rich flavors of taquerias and restaurants make your mouth salivate. Central Avenue is a corridor filled with every kind of business you can think of. The street is continuing to grow and while the area is gaining attraction for development, what makes it stand out is the Hispanic entrepreneurial spirit that keeps the street and surrounding community alive.

"Driving down Central, it's seeing people's dreams come true," said Abi Rodriguez, co-owner of the Balloon Store. "I'm like, 'Wow, this is my Hispanic community.'"

Words by Sarai Vega

Video by Sarai Vega and Matt Long

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