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Calle Cuatro
Calle Cuatro Marketplace, known as “La Cuatro,” is a Marketplace with a long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops. Calle Cuatro Marketplace is home to visitors from around the world. Come and join us, stroll around Calle Cuatro, listen to the strolling Mariachi/Jarocho music, watch the Aztecs and Mexican folkloric dancers. Not to mention the world renowned restaurants. For holidays, the merchants go all out with Mexican music, dancing and celebrations on such days as: Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day and Dia de Altares.

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5 de Mayo

5 de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican a...
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Fiestas Patrias

Fiestas Patrias

Fiestas Patrias is a Spanish phrase meaning “Patriotic Holid...
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Free Face Painting

Free Face Painting

Calle Cuatro Marketplace, Saturday’s and Sunday’s events inc...
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Serenade on the Street

Serenade on the Street

Enjoy your shopping and dining along the streets of Calle Cu...
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Noche de Altares

Noche de Altares

Noche de Altares is a families event, where groups and indiv...
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American Dream - Sueño Americano

The American spirit is bound up in the love of entrepreneurship. We marvel at individuals who have the strength and courage to stake out on their own and start a small business. Their lives are the product of their own sweat and tears and years of dedication. All that they give is in order to bring us everything we need from our furniture to our groceries.  This is why the stories behind these men, woman and families lives are so important for us here at Calle Cuatro Marketplace. 

 Our support as a community to our Small Businesses is vital to their continued growth and stability. Without Small Business we would not be able to maintain the local economic health and social well-being within our community.   Americans love small businesses because in their decision to pursue their dreams they are establishing the Dream of what it really means to be an American. Here are our stories.

 

Carlos Barragan- Charlie’s Tattoo Supply

My name is Carlos Barragan, also known as “Charlie.” It was the nickname given to me as a young teenager that ultimately led to the name of my store, Charlie’s Tattoo Supply. I am from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, or as I like to call it, the most beautiful city in the world. I was raised with nine brothers by a wonderful mother and father. I would watch my father work tirelessly, as a construction worker, providing for our family. My mother stayed at home, taking care of us. When I was older, I decided to leave home in search of my American Dream. I arrived in the United States in 1984. My family stayed behind in Guadalajara. During this time, I met my future wife. It wasn’t until 1993 that my wife and I settled in Downtown Santa Ana. We had big dreams, but very little money. Our desire was to move forward. My wife and I started selling tamales. Although this was a start, we knew that we would need to do more. I began to sell leather belts and boots as an additional source of income. I saw potential in the Western wear market, so we began selling these products at the Costa Mesa Swap Meet. Eventually we were able to open a small store on Baker Street in Santa Ana consisting of Western wear. After 9 years of selling Western wear, I felt that there was less demand in the market due to the new generation of young adults. I felt the need to diversify, so I turned to my family for advice. After several discussions, we decided that a tattoo supply store would be our next project. We found an empty building on Fourth Street and were able to move in immediately. Moving to the new location was demanding, but I knew my family and I would be able to thrive in the new business. Since we opened in 2009, it’s been a wonderful experience. I am truly living my American Dream. Thanks to my dedicated family, we have achieved eight years of solid business and it has truly been a blessing. In the near future, I would like to expand our tattoo business to my hometown, Guadalajara. Personally, I plan to keep working, eventually handing over the business to my sons. If I had to repeat the process, I definitely would. Being in the tattoo business with my family and seeing us grow as a team has been a wonderful experience. My family is everything to me and I wouldn’t run my business any other way. As a message to the youth, I would say, “Be hands-on with everything you do. Do not be afraid to be creative and turn your hobby into a career.”

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  • info@sabcinc.com
  • http://callecautromarketplace.com
  • 4th Street
    Santa Ana, California

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