La Michoacana Mexican Market #5 is the most colorful of the three international markets in Old North Dayton. In fact it’s Dayton’s most colorful grocery, and one that everyone should visit. It’s at 748 Troy Street, and is the only Dayton location for an Ohio chain of stores that bills itself as “a little piece of Mexico in Ohio.”
Each of the chain’s 10 locations has a grocery store, a meat market, and a restaurant. The restaurant is one of my favorite lunch spots.
The name of the store comes from Michoacan, one of Mexico’s 31 states. Farmers there are the world’s largest producers of avocados.
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In retirement Bill Franz bought a camera, learned how to use it, and became a volunteer photographer. He has done photo projects for the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and for almost two dozen other local organizations.
In 2013 Bill started a project of his own – photographing people at work. Since then he has photographed hundreds of workers, from butchers and bakers and candy makers to clowns and sculptors and fire eaters. The photos have appeared in solo and group art exhibitions and also in less traditional venues such as hospitals, retail stores, nature centers and breweries. They have been seen by hundreds of thousands of people. Profits from photo sales go to Dayton area nonprofits.