International food store opens in downtown Kent

Michelle Mattox, Lianna Whitmore and Essence and Naeje Whitmore peruse the variety of international products offered at International HOME Markets on Saturday. International HOME Markets is the newest addition to Acorn Alley. Co-owner Crystal King, an entrepreneurship and international business double major, said turnout had been great on their opening day. “We created the store to get international students more active in the community,” King said. “You can always bring people together through food and eating.” Photo by Hannah Potes.