A massive tornado that ravaged Annapolis homes and businesses on Sept. 1, 2021, could have spelled the end for the newest international grocery store in Annapolis. But Walter Vasquez, owner of the six-month-old Annapolis International Market, pooled his resources and used outside assistance to rebuild the West Street grocery better than it was before. Vasquez and his business partner, Wilmer Romero, worked for months, aided by community organizations that helped with extensive repairs, to reopen the Annapolis International Market more than a year later on Sept. 28.
A year after tornado damage, Annapolis International Market reopens with new tortilla maker, butcher shop, juice stand
October 25, 2022