Saturday, November 22, 2014

West Side Bazaar celebrates holiday season

Michelle Holler, manager at the West Side Bazaar, 25 Grant St., said it will take part in many different events during the holiday season. One of those events is Small Business Saturday, held Nov. 29. The bazaar’s food vendors will be sampling food from all over the world, while the clothing vendors will hold special sales. Then, for the annual Peace, Love and Grant Street event on Dec. 4, the bazaar will host a live band. Though the bazaar houses many different ethnic groups who have their own traditions, Zelalem Gemmeda, owner of Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine, explained that when she lived in Ethiopia, her family still celebrated Christmas. She said that the center of their Christmas celebration is more spiritual than the American traditions. By Andrea Chevalier and Lucy Lopez