40 Under 40 Winner: Luis Navarro

On Thursday, April 25, the Long Beach Post hosted an event to honor young people from around the city who are doing great things to better their community and beyond. Out of hundreds of nominations from our readers, judges chose 40 winners who run the gamut from educators to artists to business owners to community activists, all of whom represent just a selection of those who are today contributing to the betterment of Long Beach.

luisnavarroThough Lola’s Mexican Cuisine bears the name of his Guadalajaran mother, Luis is the face of the restaurant on 4th Street’s Retro Row. Always smiling and always sporting an official Lola’s workshirt, his customers continue to praise him as one of Long Beach’s most beloved small business owners. But Luis is more than just a friendly manager working at the family eatery. He is a leader in his community, a man generous to non-profits and the arts, and a warm and friendly host that loves his community so much that they can’t help but love him back.

Lola’s Mexican Cuisine is located at 2030 E. 4th St., lolasmexicancuisine.com

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