Mexican grocery gets second act

FAMILY AFFAIR: Casa Mexico, a family-owned retail store located on Atwells Avenue in Providence, specializes in Mexican grocery items, tacos, desserts and other items. From left: co-owner Jackie Sanchez, nephew Enrique Sanchez Jr., and Ivan Sanchez, co-owner. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
FAMILY AFFAIR: Casa Mexico, a family-owned retail store located on Atwells Avenue in Providence, specializes in Mexican grocery items, tacos, desserts and other items. From left: co-owner Jackie Sanchez, nephew Enrique Sanchez Jr., and Ivan Sanchez, co-owner. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Ivan Sanchez was born in New York City but moved to Rhode Island when he was 12 and started working in his father’s specialty grocery store on Atwells Avenue in Providence. Five years ago, an illness left his father unable to run the business, which eventually closed in 2014. But a year later, after being…
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