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April 25, 1988 | MARK ARAX and ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writers
From his office on the second floor of Ron's Market, surrounded by photographs of movie stars and testimonials of his good work from Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Charles Asatryan directs an empire of imported goods--58,000 items in all, from Armenian cognac to frozen quail to 4-foot-long smoked eel. the family is named Ron)--was founded by Asatryan and his father, Grigor, after the family emigrated from Soviet Armenia a decade ago. It sits in the largest Armenian emigre community in the world.
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April 25, 1988 | MARK ARAX and ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writers
From his office on the second floor of Ron's Market, surrounded by photographs of movie stars and testimonials of his good work from Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Charles Asatryan directs an empire of imported goods--58,000 items in all, from Armenian cognac to frozen quail to 4-foot-long smoked eel. the family is named Ron)--was founded by Asatryan and his father, Grigor, after the family emigrated from Soviet Armenia a decade ago. It sits in the largest Armenian emigre community in the world.
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April 25, 1988 | MARK ARAX and ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writers
The Sassoon Club is a simple place, full of smoke and insults and the wasted hours of men. In a corner of Hollywood, tucked away from the splendor and decadence, it sits like a fortress sheltering Soviet Armenian emigres against time. Young men who arrived in America in their mid 20s--"too late for school, too early for Social Security"--sip Turkish coffee from demitasse cups and lament their idleness.
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April 25, 1988 | MARK ARAX and ESTHER SCHRADER, Times Staff Writers
The Sassoon Club is a simple place, full of smoke and insults and the wasted hours of men. In a corner of Hollywood, tucked away from the splendor and decadence, it sits like a fortress sheltering Soviet Armenian emigres against time. Young men who arrived in America in their mid 20s--"too late for school, too early for Social Security"--sip Turkish coffee from demitasse cups and lament their idleness.
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