• The greatest climb: from Nepal to Akron 

    By Nathalia Teixeira Sagarmatha means Mount Everest in Nepali. Mez Baniya, a refugee from Nepal and the owner of Sagarmatha Grocery and Clothing Store, gave his store this name so it would grow as large as the tallest mountain on Earth.  His passion while selling food from different cultures and Nepali dresses makes the store […]

  • “Royal Palace” origins and the story of entrepreneurs who opened doors for their community

    By Mason Jones Within North Hill, there are several grocery stores and restaurants owned and operated by immigrants and refugees, such as the Royal Palace located on East Tallmadge Avenue in Akron. Before it was the Royal Palace, it was called the Italian Center, until the building was bought out by Nepali immigrants Janga Baraily […]