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By Toni DeRosa
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Fiesta Latina Market: small, but big, too


Last updated 8/30/2019 at 5:29am | View PDF

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Saeed Saleh in front of Fiesta Latina Market.

There is a small market in town that carries just about anything a shopper might need in the way of medical needs, shampoo, fresh produce, canned goods, bakery items, cold beverages and great meat choices.

"We have the best meat in town," owner Saeed Saleh said. "Butcher Antonio Vadillo has been with us for 16 years. We also have fresh produce every day."

Though Fiesta Latina Market on 7th Street doesn't carry everything, it stocks a very big selection for its size.

Saleh arrived in the United States from Yemen in 1991, several years after his brother Gna Saeed arrived in the US in 1987. His brother started Fiesta Latina Market and managed the store until Saleh arrived. Now, Saleh is the one managing the store.

Fiesta Latina Market is clean and well-lit, and customers have commented that they like shopping at the market because it sells Mexican products.

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Saeed Saleh checking the store's produce.

Prior to arriving in Wasco, Saleh worked in a friend's store in Bakersfield and decided to join his brother in Wasco. "I like the Wasco community," he said. "I like it when a lot of kids come into the store in the afternoon after school is out."

Saleh stated that he loves the Wasco community and the people.

He has been married to Agsan Shibi since 2005, and they have five children ranging in age from 8 months to 13 years old.

Currently, Saleh has two partners who are also involved in Fiesta Latina Market, Abdulla Mohsen and Adam Obaid.

Saleh also owns Fashion Footwear located at 100 7th St.; both stores are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The shoe store carries footwear for toddlers to large adults in many styles, including casual, formal and semiformal. They also have a large selection of boots.

They also have baseball caps, t-shirts and jeans in many sizes.


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