AWASH is the newest African mall on University and Dale. An African coffee shop, grocery store, wireless store and fashion store are the current tenants in the building. Esterlin, the owner of Glamor’US is very excited about her new business venture.
University Avenue in St. Paul continues to be transformed by waves of immigrants, the newest being African immigrants. Gene Gelgelu of AEDS and Little Africa welcomes this trend and is working hard to connect all these businesses into the Little Africa virtual network. AEDS provided technical and other assistance to two of the businesses in the new mall and is working hard to made the area a hub of ethnic entrepreneurship.