"I'm excited to showcase local brands."
It’s been a productive year for Chef Maria Mazon of BOCA Tacos y Tequila on Fourth Avenue, and while she wasn’t busy competing on Top Chef or being a part of pop-up dinners, she’s put together a bodega and tortilla shop just behind her restaurant.
The market portion of SONA Tortillas De Maiz Y Bodega is hosting its Grand Opening at 527 N. Fourth Ave. on Friday, December 10. The tortilla shop within the space is planning to open sometime in the next couple of months.
The bodega, which has been in the works for nearly four years, will be selling goods from several local businesses like Yellow Brick Coffee, pasta from CERES, Maya Tea, POPPED Artisan Popcorn, items from Pivot Produce, and even some of Mazon’s local spices she uses at BOCA Tacos.
“We’ve got a bunch of chiles,” said Mazon. “I mean, a ton of chiles from all around Mexico like chiltepin from Hermosillo.”
SONA Tortillas is also a family venture. The idea of opening the market and tortilla shop came to fruition with the help of Mazon’s brother, Miguel Gil Lamadrid.
“I’m excited to showcase local brands,” said Mazon. “But besides all that, I’ve never had a business partner in my life, so my business partner is my brother — my baby brother, Miguel. We’re just doing it together. We’ve put a lot of effort into it and that’s what I’m really excited about.”
Keep an eye out for when the tortilla shop officially opens inside SONA Tortillas, but for now, there are plenty of other local items to take home or perhaps purchase for someone else this holiday season. Additionally, the bodega is hoping to sell wine and beer in the near future.
The hours of operation are noon – 6 p.m. on Thursday – Sunday, with Friday, December 10 being the official Grand Opening — perfect time for Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair shoppers.
SONA Tortillas De Maiz Y Bodega is located at 527 N. Fourth Ave. For more information, follow SONA Tortillas on Instagram.
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