San Antonio store makes Yelp’s national top 10 list of Latinx-owned businesses to watch

Felíz Modern is one of only two businesses in Texas that were selected

Feliz Modern
Feliz Modern (KSAT 12)

SAN ANTONIO – A small San Antonio business is getting big love from the crowd-sourced review website Yelp.

Felíz Modern is one of two businesses in Texas selected for Yelp’s top 10 Latinx-owned businesses “Ones to Watch” list for Home and Decor in 2021.

The San Antonio store is co-owned by Mario and Ginger Diaz who wanted to create a space for colorful local and global art, gifts, and home decor with San Antonio flavor.

Felíz Modern is located at 110 W Olmos Drive and they have a second location in the Pearl District.

The shop was selected based on a national presence, average rating, and review counts, according to Yelp officials.

Yelp announced the “Latinx-owned business attribute” in 2020 as a way for Hispanic-owned businesses to identify themselves on the platform.

Since its inception, the Latinx attribution has been used by more than 24,000 businesses on Yelp - making it easier for consumers to find these local businesses.

The other Texas shop to make the list is Casa Ramirez Folkart Gallery in Houston.

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About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.