A Dying Texas Shopping Mall Is Reborn As A Latino Community Center

When the Legaspi Company, a California real estate firm founded by Mexican-American businessman José de Jesús Legaspi, bought what is now La Gran Plaza, a Fort Worth, Texas, shopping emporium-cum-Latino community center, only 20 percent of its 1,200,000 square feet of retail space were full.

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    José de Jesús Legaspi (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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    Cinco de Mayo festivities at La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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    The entrance to the Mercado section of La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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    The exterior of La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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    A mariachi performance at La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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    A dance performance at La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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    The El Mercado section of La Gran Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy the Legaspi Company)
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