Any historical account of the old barrios in Tucson would have to include a few chapters on the Chinese grocery stores.

The neighborhood markets were a vital part of the social and economic makeup of the community, and the Chinese residents found common ground with the predominantly Mexican residents.

A new project hopes to document many of the untold stories of these early business families and the unique cultural hybridization that took place in the barrios of the Old Pueblo. Producer Luis Carrion has the story.

Tucson Chinese Cultural Center