CLEVELAND — A new business in Cleveland’s Kamm’s Corner neighborhood is hoping to fill a gap the owners saw in the community—selling items targeted towards immigrants and refugees in the area.
Asia Star Clothing and Houseware sells items with that particular community in mind.
Navidullah Raheen immigrated to the United States from Afghanistan more than three years ago and had trouble finding traditional clothing, kitchenware and other household items he would have in his home country.
Realizing other immigrants and refugees might have similar struggles, Raheen decided to open Asia Star Clothing and Houseware.
"Cleveland is a diverse culture community, so considering all these gaps that African people need, these fabrics and clothing stuff, so we bring a lot of African traditional clothes plus Asian clothes," Raheem said.
While the store is aimed at helping Asian and African immigrants and refugees, anyone interested in other cultures may find the new Cleveland business helpful as well.