Feature about Mexican Ice Cream Shop Facing The Impact of Gentrification

Feature story about a Mexican ice cream shop that had to relocate due to sky-rising rent in a gentrified neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The piece was published on the front page of The Dallas Morning News, and the Spanish-language newspaper Al Día Dallas.

Read the story here.

“Surrounded by the Bishop Arts District’s cafes, barbecue restaurants, eclectic high-end shops and bars, La Original Michoacana is like a needle in a haystack.

Now, the ice cream shop must leave its location at Davis Street and Bishop Avenue at the end of the month because of rising rent resulting from the Bishop Arts District’s gentrification.

This nevería is relocating to Arlington, accentuating a trend where small businesses that for years catered to the predominantly Hispanic population now find themselves out of place in the hustle and bustle of the district that attracts a diverse yet more affluent clientele…”