Boyle Heights Street To Be Dedicated in Honor of Mexican Singer

By EGP Staff Report

A small street currently known only as Bailey Street in the mostly Latino Boyle Heights community will soon have an additional way of being addressed—“Avenida de Lucha Reyes.”

A statue of the legendary singer towers over Mariachi Plaza where special events are held and musicians gather to solicit work. (EGP Archive)

A statue of the legendary singer towers over Mariachi Plaza where special events are held and musicians gather to solicit work. (EGP Archive)

The street dedication was approved unanimously by the Los Angeles City Council on Oct. 4, Los Angeles Councilmember Jose Huizar, who represents the area, presented the motion.

Lucha Reyes, whose full name was Maria de Luz Flores Aceves, was a famed Mexican ranchera singer. A larger than life statue of her already adorns Mariachi Plaza, adjacent to the street being dedicated in her honor.

The street’s official name on street guides and maps and for mail purposes will remain “Bailey Street,” but additional signage will be installed indicating the new Lucha Reyes, the Huizar’s office clarified in a press release.

“I’m pleased that the City Council recognized Lucha Reyes’ place as the iconic figure she is to the Latino community,” said Huizar in a written statement. “As we improve First Street with new signage, gardens, decorative sidewalks, street furniture and trees, we will greatly enhance the area. Dedicating a street in honor of Lucha Reyes adjacent to Mariachi Plaza reminds visitors of Boyle Heights’ Mexican culture and regard for musical legends like Lucha Reyes.”

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