En Español.

You would expect a neighborhood grocery store like La Plaza at 22nd and Folsom (under the bright blue awning reading, “Casa Guadalupe,” its former name) to stock things like avocados and tortillas. What you might not expect to find is a drip coffee bar, potted succulents and kombucha—but La Plaza has got those too. We talked with employees and customers about how the store has evolved as neighborhood demographics continue to change.

The new owners Juan Luque, who is an oral surgeon at Faces of the Mission, and Vanessa Flores, who works at Valencia Dental Center, purchased the store about four months ago.