Shops like Ties, Shirts and More fill Beltway Plaza Mall, one of the area’s oldest shopping malls. The owner of the shop is Indian. Kiflemarian is Eritrean, and she sells these rainbow-hued dress shirts and broad ties to a largely Latino clientele. She has learned to say a few words in Spanish, mostly greetings and numbers, because neck sizes and prices are important.
"The Future of Malls Is Bleak. But One of the D.C. Area’s Oldest Malls Has Found a Niche: Immigrants" is from the December 29, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lavanya Ramanathan and narrated by Sam Scholl.