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Lindo Michoacan

About us

Our Story

Lindo Michoacán was established in 1995 by Mr. Sado Marín and his partner Mr. Humberto Mejia with the purpose of bringing authentic products from Mexico and bringing that beautiful tradition to the United States. Lindo Michoacán started as a small store in the corner of Kedzie and Lawrence with 4 butchers and 1 cashier, who is also the sister of Mr. Mejia. Mr. Marín and Mr. Mejia used to get up at 4 in the morning to go buy the tortillas and the vegetables to supply the store and have fresh products. "One of the reasons why the store thrives is because everything is fresh," said Mr. Marín. "Sometimes we finished the chicken before closing and we ordered it again, it did not arrive until 10 in the morning the next day. When the customers asked, we told them we did not have chicken yet, because it still was not there because it is fresh chicken, they were happy and when they returned, they came to grab the fresh chicken coming out of the truck. " Sado Marín With time it was obvious that the Albany Park community had chosen a new supermarket. Lindo Michoacán was now serving far more clients than they ever imagined and this did not go unnoticed by the owner of the building, who tried to raise the rent. Mr. Marín realized that they had already exceeded the potential of the building and there was no future in it. He decided to hold a meeting with his partner, Mr. Mejia and other friends. "You know what," Mr. Marín said. "There is no future here. This gentleman, sooner or later we will give us a hard time and he will kick us out, "said Mr. Marin at the meeting. Mr. Marín and his partner did not have enough capital to buy a building, so Mr. Marin started looking for banks that would give him a loan of 1 million dollars to buy the building that Lindo Michoacán needed so much. Mr. Marín tried to obtain the loan with the Albany Park Bank, but he denied the loan. This did not stop Mr. Marín since he was determined to get a loan and move his business forward. Mr. Marín tried again but this time with a different bank. First Commercial Bank, a bank that specializes in small businesses, opened its doors and gave it a loan of 1 million dollars to move the business forward, but not before visiting the supermarket after filling out the application and asking for a down payment that Mr. Marín had to figure out how to get. "The way we got it was not paying the suppliers for 2 months and we used that money as a down payment," said Mr. Marín This building still had tenants and Mr. Marín waited for them to no longer need the space to expand the store in what would later be the restaurant. Now Lindo Michoacán covers almost a whole block and employs 13 butchers 20 cashiers and more than 90 employees and has earned the affection and respect of its customers and employees. Lindo Michoacan is proud to offer the best service and bring the best products from Michoacán. With more than 20 years of experience we have known farmers who, like us, take pride in their product and these are of the highest quality.
© Lindo Michoacan Supermarket
Diseño y Fotografia: Moises Ramirez
Frescura que si se ve!
Lindo Michoacan

About us

Our Story

Lindo Michoacán was established in 1995 by Mr. Sado Marín and his partner Mr. Humberto Mejia with the purpose of bringing authentic products from Mexico and bringing that beautiful tradition to the United States. Lindo Michoacán started as a small store in the corner of Kedzie and Lawrence with 4 butchers and 1 cashier, who is also the sister of Mr. Mejia. Mr. Marín and Mr. Mejia used to get up at 4 in the morning to go buy the tortillas and the vegetables to supply the store and have fresh products. "One of the reasons why the store thrives is because everything is fresh," said Mr. Marín. "Sometimes we finished the chicken before closing and we ordered it again, it did not arrive until 10 in the morning the next day. When the customers asked, we told them we did not have chicken yet, because it still was not there because it is fresh chicken, they were happy and when they returned, they came to grab the fresh chicken coming out of the truck. " Sado Marín With time it was obvious that the Albany Park community had chosen a new supermarket. Lindo Michoacán was now serving far more clients than they ever imagined and this did not go unnoticed by the owner of the building, who tried to raise the rent. Mr. Marín realized that they had already exceeded the potential of the building and there was no future in it. He decided to hold a meeting with his partner, Mr. Mejia and other friends. "You know what," Mr. Marín said. "There is no future here. This gentleman, sooner or later we will give us a hard time and he will kick us out, "said Mr. Marin at the meeting. Mr. Marín and his partner did not have enough capital to buy a building, so Mr. Marin started looking for banks that would give him a loan of 1 million dollars to buy the building that Lindo Michoacán needed so much. Mr. Marín tried to obtain the loan with the Albany Park Bank, but he denied the loan. This did not stop Mr. Marín since he was determined to get a loan and move his business forward. Mr. Marín tried again but this time with a different bank. First Commercial Bank, a bank that specializes in small businesses, opened its doors and gave it a loan of 1 million dollars to move the business forward, but not before visiting the supermarket after filling out the application and asking for a down payment that Mr. Marín had to figure out how to get. "The way we got it was not paying the suppliers for 2 months and we used that money as a down payment," said Mr. Marín This building still had tenants and Mr. Marín waited for them to no longer need the space to expand the store in what would later be the restaurant. Now Lindo Michoacán covers almost a whole block and employs 13 butchers 20 cashiers and more than 90 employees and has earned the affection and respect of its customers and employees. Lindo Michoacan is proud to offer the best service and bring the best products from Michoacán. With more than 20 years of experience we have known farmers who, like us, take pride in their product and these are of the highest quality.
© Lindo Michoacan Supermarket                                               Designg & Photography: Moises Ramirez