Only In Denver: A Mi Manera

Only In Denver highlights five Latinx-owned businesses, where each entrepreneur discusses the importance of how their culture and heritage shapes their work. These episodes are titled A Mi Manera, or My Way, as a means to honor Latinx business owners around...

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Episode 1 Mi Vida Strings

Eric Trujillo is one of only a few Latino luthiers in the United States. He and his wife Michele run Mi Vida Strings, a family-owned and operated full-service string shop based in Westminster, CO, that serves the greater Denver music scene.
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Episode 2 Antojitos La Poblanita

Elizabel and Maria Urrieta migrated from Puebla, MX, in the early 2000s, and together, they opened Antojitos La Poblanita, a Mexican restaurant in Denver’s Sun Valley neighborhood. Through the flavors of Puebla, they share their culture with the people of Denver and beyond.
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Episode 3 Cultura Chocolate

For Damaris Ronkanen, Cultura Chocolate is more than a business. Her bean-to-bar chocolate-making company in Denver's Westwood neighborhood has become a pathway to reconnecting with her Latin roots and a place to empower communities locally and abroad.
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Episode 4 Steadyhand Barber

When Gabriel Maestas discovered his passion for cutting hair, his path became clear. He linked up with his friend from school, Diego Carreon, and together they opened Steadyhand Barber Co., a barbershop in Denver’s Montclair neighborhood.
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Episode 5 Combi Taco

At his core, Alejandro Flores-Muñoz is an entrepreneur. He is the founder of Combi Taco, a Mexican coffee shop in Littleton, and Stokes Poke, a fresh poke food truck. He’s also a DACA recipient, an activist, and an educator who leads workshops for undocumented people looking to start their own businesses.
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