It is store number three for the four women who founded this popular Latin American supermarket
A local Latin American supermarket will soon expand its Metro Vancouver empire with the launch of its third location.
Mi Tierra Latina, which opened in 2020 with a store in Davie Village in the West End, is a Vancouver-based, women-based company that sought to fill a gap in the city’s market by providing a one-stop-shop for Latin foods. American goods to offer and groceries.
The grocer then turned its attention to North Burnaby and opened its second store in the neighboring borough earlier this year.
Now Mi Tierra Latina will once again expand and open its third store, this time on the east side of Vancouver. The Latin American grocer takes up residence at 1034 Commercial Drive, in the former home of the East End Food Co-op. The popular neighborhood store closed its doors on 15 May.
Signs for Mi Tierra Latina now hang above the windows of the ex-Co-op on The Drive. ‘You can’t buy happiness, but you can always buy locally,’ shouts the window coverings.
The project “was born with the intention of reconnecting Latinos with their roots,” notes Mi Tierra in the location announcement on his third Instagram account (each store has its own).
“Mi Tierra Latina offers all the ingredients you need for an authentic Latin American feast. From specialty spices to freshly ground Colombian coffee beans, dozens of different sauces, varying in spices and more,” the company describes on its website.
Mi Tierra’s stores are organized by country and have new items from the region every week. The staff is on hand to help shoppers find what they’re looking for, from everything you need for an empanada night at home to specialty Peruvian colas and chips or specialty sauces or seasonings from Mexico, Chile, Argentina and more.
No opening date has been set for the new Mi Tierra on The Drive. Follow them on Instagram at @mitierralatina.commercialdrive.