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Dean’s Mediterranean Imports

About the Business

Dean grew up in Beirut, Lebanon, where delicious food was a way of life. His mother was not only good at cooking, she was famous for it. Friends were always asking her to cook for parties and special dinners. He emigrated to the U.S. in the 1970’s. Two years working at an uncle’s wholesale nut business in Detroit inspired him to have his own business, and he opened Dean’s Nuts at Findlay Market. A few months later he started to offer other Mediterranean fare like hummus and pita bread, and changed the name to Mediterranean Imports. This was long before you could find such things in every supermarket.


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