Lene Tsegaye

November 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Provide $2 Million for Businesses Along Purple Line

Several Maryland and Montgomery County lawmakers gathered outside of Evita’s Bridal Shop in Takoma Park Monday, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide funding for businesses along the Purple Line. Many of those businesses are immigrant-owned, and they face a unique financial challenge because of Purple Line construction and restrictions placed on businesses because of […]

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January 22, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Kefa Cafe Reopens in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

In March of 2015, damage from a fire forced Kefa Cafe co-owners and sisters Lene and Abeba Tsegaye to close their shop. Nearly a year later, Kefa Cafe is back open for business. In this MyMCMedia video, Willie James Inman talks with the Tsegaye sisters and loyal Kefa Cafe customers about the return of their […]

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March 27, 2015 | Aline Barros

Community Rally Together To Raise Funds After Fire in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

The community comes together to help local business owners after a fire on March 19 destroyed Bombay Gaylord Restaurant, damaged the famous Quarry House Tavern and two other restaurants including Kefa Cafe and the Mandarin Chinese restaurant. Approximately 100 Montgomery County firefighters responded to the blaze that started at 1 a.m. at 8401 Georgia Avenue in […]

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