Ayra's Open

Akil Ajmeri, developer of the $1.2 million Ayra's project, middle, stands with his family including: daughters Ayman, 8, Ayra, 10, in the front row and nephew Haider Ali, 18, left, and brother Shiraz, right, in the back row next to Akil in front of his recently-completed project on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Akil Ajmeri named the service station after daughter Ayra and the Subway after his daughter Ayman. The Washington Avenue property, site of the former Schaefer Pontiac auto dealership, consists of five city parcels combined. Five to six years ago, the Schaefer family donated the property to the city, which removed a decrepit building to create a redevelopment site which is sold to Ajmeri for $10,000. / Scott Anderson scott.anderson@journaltimes.com Buy this Photo at jtreprints.com

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