Ali Ali’s was in the wholesale grocery business, but he had never been in the industry himself until recently, when he saw a need for a centrally located international food grocer with low prices in the Lansing area.
“I looked at this as something I could do, because the community needed it,” says Ali.
Ali and his partner Mohammed Abdi opened the 2,500 square foot Sunrise Market on Michigan Avenue in July. The market features a variety of international foods, such as Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and African.
“We are the lowest price in the town,” says Ali, “We are trying to help the community. Whether it’s grocery or the meat, we are the lowest of all of them.”
As the business continues to grow, Ali hopes to add a food preparation area to provide fresh prepared food for customers, as well as fresh vegetables.