Popular Hispanic Market Looks for New Owner

Feb 18, 2015

Store owner Martha Romero Sanchez (right) with her assistant Sophie (left) at Mercado de la Raza.
Credit Molly Solomon
One of Mercado de la Raza's most popular items is their homemade tamales. Store owner Martha Romero Sanchez makes more than 500 every other Saturday.
Credit Molly Solomon

Honolulu's only Hispanic market is up for sale. Store owner Martha Sanchez Romero moved to the islands from Cuernavaca, Mexico in the 1970s. Soon after, she fell in love with a local Korean boy and decided to stay and raise a family. Along the way she opened her Honolulu storefront and has created a loyal following. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more.

Any business-savvy or entrepreneurial folks who are interested in taking over Mercado de la Raza can give Martha a call at 593-2226.