Photo Essay: Plaza Santa Cecilia
For nearly two decades, Plaza Santa Cecilia has been a shopping, entertainment and dining hub in east Tulsa.
For almost 20 years, Plaza Santa Cecilia has been a shopping, entertainment and dining hub in east Tulsa. Located at 2160 S. Garnett Road, it is home to more than 30 vendors, according to property manager Francisco Treviño.
The shopping center was named after Santa Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.
“Most people that have business inside the Plaza are Catholic, and they want to keep alive some of the traditions they left in Mexico and want to celebrate at the Plaza,” Treviño says. Multiple shrines and altars are located throughout the Plaza. “When (shoppers) come to Plaza Santa Cecilia it makes them feel like they are back at home,” Treviño adds. “Plaza Santa Cecilia is like having a piece of their own country in Tulsa’s international district.”
Many of the tenants are bilingual, with multiple services catering specifically to the Spanish-speaking community, including insurance and legal services. Two bus services to Mexico leave from the Plaza.