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Latino Business Owners Expanding Business in West Pasco

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PASCO, Wash.-- Many Latino business owners in downtown Pasco are branching out.

Viera's Bakery in downtown Pasco gets most of its business from Hispanics, but the owners have decided they want to target a different kind of clientele, so how do they do it?

The answer is a new location in West Pasco.

"It's completely different than the East side, but we do get a few Hispanics here and there, but it's mainly Anglo," said Marisa Viera, with Viera's Bakery.

Viera says they're off to a good start, especially with many wanting to know what they're buying.

"A lot of the Anglos are curious of what pastry is traditional and they come and they have a lot of questions, about the fillings and stuff, so it's just a different atmosphere," said Viera.

Just down the street from Viera's bakery, is another Hispanic business.

Hacienda Del Sol, a restaurant, has been around for nearly three months in West Pasco. They're a branch of the well know Inca Mexican Restaurant.

"This area is expanding he says, we noticed that it was growing and decided this would be a great way to better serve the public there," said Sergio Correa, one of the managers at Hacienda Del Sol.  

It's a new look, Correa says is also bringing in new faces.

"We have about 50% of our customers that are Hispanic, and the other 50% are Anglos, but it depends on the days," said Correa.

Latino or not, business is staying strong .

"We thought maybe with opening up this new bakery, it was going to slow down over there but it hasn't," said Viera.