La Bonita, a popular Hispanic supermarket chain with six valley locations, will open its first store in Henderson next summer.
The new store, just north of Green Valley Parkway and Sunset Road, will be 50,000 square feet and employ about 150 people, said Armando Martinez, La Bonita’s general manager.
“Every time we opened up a new store, people were asking when we were going to open in Henderson,” Martinez said. “We finally took a look at the demographics and we liked what we saw out there.”
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that in 2010 Hispanics made up more than 15 percent of the population in Henderson and about a third in the valley overall.
The only other Hispanic supermarket in Henderson is Cueva’s Meat Market, 530 S. Boulder Highway.
La Bonita has been in business for 27 years in the Las Vegas area and employs more than 700 people in the valley.