And So it Begins,...
Thursday, January 11, 2007
By Sara Bonisteel
DETROIT — The Motor City is rolling out the welcome mat and it's doing so en español.
An enclave known as Mexicantown on the city's southwest side is putting the final touches on a $17 million welcome center that will greet travelers crossing north from Canada into the United States with a warm "bienvenidos."
"We really want to dispel the myth or the stereotype that people have of Mexicanos or Mexicans, and you do that through culture, through education or edutainment," said Maria Elena Rodriguez, the president of the Mexicantown Community Development Corporation.