New Company Opens Doors in Ward 5; Curacao Brings Jobs & Opportunities for Tucson
Curacao held a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour of their newest store, located at 3390 S. Sixth Avenue in the Southgate Shopping Center. The Tucson location will be Curacao’s eleventh store.
“Curacao will be providing more than 200 jobs, as well as opportunities for our entire community,” said Ward 5 Councilmember Richard Fimbres, during his welcoming speech to the guests assembled, including other elected officials, Curacao Executives and other dignitaries.
Highlighting the ribbon cutting and opening was the performance by Allison Iraheta, singer, recording artist and American Idol Finalist whom got her start singing in the Curacao store in Los Angeles.
Curacao is a leading large format retail department store chain ranking consistently among the top 50 consumer electronics retailers in the U.S.
“Curacao made its mark as a store that early on recognized the purchasing power of the growing Latino community when it opened its first stores in California, more than thirty years ago,” Councilmember Fimbres went on to say in his remarks.
The Hispanic market in the United States has as estimated purchasing power of nearly $1 trillion and according to the 2010 U.S. Census; the Hispanic population topped more than 50 million people. And according to the 2010 U.S. Census, more than 47% of Tucson’s population is of Hispanic origin.
“I want to thank Curacao’s owners and founders, Ron and Jerry Azarkman, Rick Hutton President of Retail and the team for the Curacao corporate officers for believing in Tucson. I also want to thank the management and new staff of Curacao at the Southgate shopping center in Ward 5 for their work in getting this new location of a growing company open for business,” Councilmember Fimbres said.
Curacao’s commitment to their customers goes beyond what they offer on their shelves. Curacao Children's Foundation provides direct assistance to families in need referred by local government agencies, schools, churches, and other organizations. Families recommended to their foundation are contacted directly by their staff, have their needs assessed
and provided with products from their stores.
“Curacao will provide a sense of hope and opportunity not only for those employed, but for its clientele and the Hispanic Community for Tucson and Pima County,” Councilmember Fimbres said.
“This store and ribbon cutting shows that Tucson is open for business,” Councilmember Fimbres added.