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Copa America brings excitement to Latin community nightclub

Copa America brings excitement to Latin community nightclub

SOUTH END, CHARLOTTE (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — More than 70,000 fans were at the Bank of America Stadium when Colombia faced Uruguay in a Copa America semifinal match.

But the demonstration drew large crowds at restaurants and bars in the area, including the Zona Rosa.


This nightclub/bar is tucked away in a corner of the South End and describes itself as a place made by the Latino community for the Latino community.

“I would like to think that their voices are finally being heard,” owner Gill Cedillo told Queen City News.

His place was fully booked during the half-time of Colombia’s match against Panama.

At 20:00 on Wednesday evening, the stands were completely full for a match like no other, and the fans were waiting on the edge of their seats with excitement in an atmosphere like no other.

One customer said he sought this place out specifically because of its connection to the Latino community.

“There are no Latin venues where people can come together, especially for events like football matches, but for the Latin American community in general,” Dulce Arroyo explains.

Cedillo agrees.

They, along with others who attended Zona Rosa, explained that they have a hard time finding businesses, restaurants, and bars that reflect and celebrate Latino culture, even for families.

“I believe this is a great opportunity for the city to continue to show what the Latino community can do, especially with the sports we love to support,” Cedillo said.