Market helps her provide for family

March 4, 2022

The aisles of goods at the Nim-Nim Nepali Bazaar, located at 4010 Saw Mill Run Blvd.

Photo by Simran Rijal

The aisles of goods at the Nim-Nim Nepali Bazaar, located at 4010 Saw Mill Run Blvd.

After working as a cashier for a few years, Krishna Subedi with Dil Phuyal opened up the food market Nim-Nim Nepali Bazar in 2018. 

“I decided to become a store owner because I was interested in experiencing something new,” Subedi said. 

Subedi didn’t think she could make it as a store owner, but she is glad she pursued the dream since it allowed her to support her family. 

“I am happy that I get to provide for my family,” Subedi said. 

For store manager Tulsi Subedi, running a market wasn’t something that he believed he would be doing one day.  

“I never thought I would be a manager,” Subedi said. 

Most of Nim-Nim’s produce comes from New York, but they also get items from India, Nepal, Bhutan, and China.

“We sell fresh produce at reasonable prices and provide good customer service,” Subedi said.

They are happy with the outcome of their store, though there have been tough moments. When Covid hit, they had a hard time finding workers and they had supply chain issues. 

“We were lacking employees, had a hard time getting fresh produce, and had to stay home most of the time,” Subedi said. 

Today, though, the owners of Nim-Nim, are back on their feet and are ready to grow and expand. Subedi wants to add items that will appeal to the younger generations of the Nepali community.  

Baldwin junior Sumira Rai visits Nim-Nim frequently with her family and commends the influence it has on the community. 

“I go to Nim-Nim with my parents and we get our fresh produce for our cultural recipes there. I feel like places like these are very important in preserving my culture,” Rai said. 

Frequent customer Santi Subba wants the business to keep flourishing and providing her with the items she seeks. 

“This place is very organized and offers a wide variety of items,” Subba said. 

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