• 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 […]

  • How four grocery stores stand out and serve their communities

    By Kaitlyn Murray Sagarmatha Grocery and Clothing, 787 North Main Street  Walking down Main Street in North Hill, you will pass at least four grocery stores. They sell different foods from all over the world, giving the many refugees that relocated there a little taste of home. As I walked into Sagarmatha Grocery and Clothing […]

  • From jeweler to restaurant owner to head of arts and culture: The Deepak Gajmer story

    By Jimmy Oswald Children scream joyfully, their voices filling the large room, an open area with a multi-colored padded floor and a small stage along the back wall inside the Himalayan Arts Language & Cultural Academy.  “It’s the last day before spring break,” Deepak Gajmer, the head of arts and culture at the academy, explains. […]