SBC Small Business Spotlight: Encanto Market & Cocina Grand

The Encanto Market & Cocina Grand Opening held Saturday, February 12th is one of the true success stories of our Small Business Center’s Adaptive Reuse Program.  The grand opening was a BIG hit with an adoring crowd of patrons there to support.  This neighborhood general store is focused on providing healthy fresh produce, groceries, warm meals, homemade ice cream, a juice bar, and more to the community.  It is family-owned and operated and the family is proud to have brought such a much-needed asset to the community.

This business started with the family purchasing a vacant, blighted building with the hope of providing an oasis in what was a food desert in their community.  The closest convenience store to this location is almost two miles away and doesn’t offer fresh produce, warm meals or many other healthy food options available at Encanto.

This new oasis has created jobs for those in the community within walking distance, which in turn enhances their green footprint.

Encanto met the grant criteria of the SBC’s Southern Dallas Adaptive Reuse by eliminating blight in the community and restoring a vacant commercial property into a vibrant community asset that is very pleasing to the eye and an establishment the community can be proud of.

Location: 8560 Fireside Dr, Dallas, TX 75217

District 8