Who here is a fan of Los Ocampo? We certainly are. If you’re looking for a high-quality Mexican restaurant to start off 2020, do yourself a favor and check them out. Located in the heart of the Midtown Global Market, this seven-site restaurant business is home to authentic Mexican food, such as their legendary masa cakes. Here’s even better news: Los Ocampo is expanding its operations to Lake Street in Minneapolis. This owner of the restaurant, who started out making pizzas a the Saint Paul Pizza Hut, now owns a restaurant that could hit $10 million in sales within a couple of years.
If you think Los Ocampo’s new location marks a great start to 2020, wait until you hear this: a local Twin Cities nonprofit is opening a new learning center in 2020 to teach computer coding to young people of color in the metropolitan area. The New Vision Foundation will open its learning center in the spring and will offer new classes to young adults ages 16 to 28 who are looking to gear themselves for the tech world.
The owner and operator of one of Mexico’s most respected children’s homes lives right here in Minnesota – specifically, Stillwater. Ana Laura Haire, who grew up in Mexico and spent part of her childhood in an orphanage, operates the Morelia Home for Children out of her house on Lookout Street, just south of Lake McKusick. Hogar para Niños (Home for Children) Morelia. Ninety students are enrolled in its Christian K-6 school. It costs about $200,000 a year to operate the home and school, which employ 30 full-time staff.