• East African Imports Moving To North Side Of 23rd and Jackson

    Having traveled from Ethiopia in 1987, Berhane Amanuel – owner of East African Imports – decided to settle in Seattle and has since made his mark on the community, particularly after opening his Central Area store in 2002 and coinciding restaurant about eight years later. In collaboration with hi... View Post
  • An entrepreneurial dream sidetracked in a changing Central District

    The Promenade 23 shopping center at Jackson Street and 23rd Avenue South in Seattle isn’t much to look at — a neon-signed Red Apple Market flanked by a dozen squat, cinder-block storefronts. But it’s one of the main commercial hubs in the Central District, a place where Washington Middle School ... View Post
  • Best Importer of Incendiary Spices: East African Imports

    Perhaps the smartest decision Berhane Amanuel made in his life was leaving his mother behind in Ethiopia when he emigrated in 1987. Now Amanuel's got somebody on the inside to coordinate his import business, which last year brought $200,000 worth of Ethiopian spices and goods into Seattle. Amanue... View Post