George moved to the United States from Kastoria, Greece in 1954. Upon his arrival into the United States, George worked a series of odd jobs until landing a job at Slater Steele where he retired following 32 years of employment. Throughout his years at Slater Steele, George had a dream, a dream of providing Fort Wayne shoppers with a better, more diverse selection of ethnic foods from around the globe. This dream became a reality with the purchase or a local grocery store which became the first George’s location at 2041 Taylor in 1985.
In the following years, George began making weekly trips to Chicago and other markets to hand pick the best meats, cheeses and produce.
After 12 years of passionately living his dream, George passed on the torch to his sons Chris and Jerry, who purchased the store in 1997. The Rongos family's commitment to excellence and cultural diversity led them to move George's International Market to a much larger location at 2021 Broadway in 2001. The new space allowed them to expand their offerings, and today, George's International Market is not just a grocery store; it is an amazing cultural event in and of itself.
From the vibrant colors of fresh produce to the delectable aromas wafting from the full bakery, George’s International Market is a feast for the senses. You will also find an extensive selection of meats and cheeses, and a restaurant that boasts some of the best Mexican food in town.
The passion and dedication the Rongos family has infused into George’s International Market make it a must-visit destination for both locals and visitors alike. The moment you set foot in the store, you'll feel the warm embrace of diverse cultures and traditions.
Immerse yourself in the world of ethnic foods in Fort Wayne at George's International Market. Come down and take a look at everything we have to offer. We guarantee that your first visit will not be your last, as the flavors, aromas, and experiences will beckon you to return.
Don't miss out on the incredible variety of international grocery items waiting for you at our store. Come visit us today at 2021 Broadway in Fort Wayne and embark on a global culinary adventure right in your neighborhood!