Tana Market offers Ethiopian food

June 14th, 2009 by John Vink

Tana Market has just opened at 1358 South Winchester Boulevard. This was the previous location of Camaro Cleaners. Tana Market moved to this location recently from their old location at 655 West Hamilton Avenue.

Tana Ethiopian Market

Tana Ethiopian Market

Tana Market offers a variety of Ethiopian foods. They offer Ethiopian spices, grains, onions, oil, flour, honey, olive oil, and juices imported from Ethiopia and the Mediterranean.

Tana is waiting for a conditional use permit to sell liquor, which owner Melaku Aynalen says could take 90 – 180 days. The Winchester Business Association has come out in favour of Tana’s application, writing a letter to the San Jose Planning Department, explaining that the only other place to purchase traditional Ethiopian liquor is in Oakland.

As soon as Tana gets its permit, it will be “operating in full”. It has been partially open with a limited selection of foods for about two months. As soon as Aynalen gets his use permit, he will install a walk-in cooler and fill up the store and have a grand opening with an Ethiopian style BBQ outside.

There is a significant Ethiopian population in the area, says Aynalen. There are two Ethiopian restaurants in the area – Selam at Winchester and Williams, and Zeni at Payne and Saratoga.


2 Responses to “Tana Market offers Ethiopian food”

  1. Reid Lerner says:

    The Owner does not pay his vendors. I have been trying to collect payment since January 2009.

  2. Reid Lerner says:

    The Owner paid the obligation in full.
    Thank you,

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