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A new family-owned convenience store survives and succeeds after a rough star, in Foster-Powell

RITA A. LEONARD - Despite burglary and vandalism after just their first day of business, the new family-owned OneMart Convenience Store has persevered, and is looking like a success, at 5154 S.E. Foster Road. "OneMart", a new convenience store at 5154 S.E. Foster Road, had a rough start. The store opened on September 1 at the former site of a Little Caesar's Pizza shop – and then early the next morning, after the store had closed for the night, four men arrived in the darkness, smashed in a window, and stole cash, cigarettes, and other items from the shelves.

Owner Ghazanfar Ali, and a staff of family members, are still looking like a success. Neighbors have been praising their take-out curry and rice dishes – both chicken and vegetarian styles – prepared on the premises. They also appreciate the long hours the business is open: Daily, from 6 a.m. until 1:30 the following morning.

The family-owned variety store carries a few groceries and a selection of cigarettes, snacks, candy, chips, drinks, and beer. Hot coffee and Indian chai tea are also available. There are aisles for health and beauty items, pet and cleaning supplies, and a new EBT machine. The corner location has a bright, clean look, and ample parking. You can find them on Instagram at onemartpdx, or phone them at 503/232-7860. And, yes, East Precinct detectives are trying to track down those burglars.


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