Somerville News Weekly’s Special Person of the Week Mekonnen Kebede

By Frank Santagelo

Mekonnen Kebede manager of the local 7/11 that has been located at 582 Broadway in Somerville for over 21 years.

Mekonnen Kebede was born in Ethiopia and came to the USA in 1980. He attended high school in Texas and graduated from the state university in Oneonta NEw York where he met his wife and then moved to the city to in 1993 to marry his sweetheart and start working at what was at that time Christy’s Market that was located on the corner of Cedar and Broadway. 

He started and raised his family here in Somerville and is still here today with his wife and 3 children. 
Mekonnen is a happy guy who always has a big smile to greet everyone who comes into his store. 

Mekonnen Kebede is an example of what makes this city the great city that it is and one of the greatest cities to live in on the face of the earth. 

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