Lower East Side Voices: Mother-Son Team at Puebla Mexican Food Feel Right at Home in the Essex Street Market
The Essex Street Market has for many years been a refuge for startup businesses. As retail rents in stand-alone brick-and-mortar locations have become unaffordable, the historic market has been one of the few places where new ventures can take hold. It was a different story for Puebla Mexican Food. Irma Marmolejo and her son Jose opened a stall in the Essex Street Market after a rent hike forced them from their longtime storefront on 1st Avenue. In anticipation of the upcoming move of the public market across Delancey Street in the coming weeks, we have been featuring videos with some of the vendors. Today Trayonna Hendricks on NYCity News Service profiles this mother-son small business.