Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sisters Support Black Small Business Owners With The Market

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A new shop selling only Black-owned products opened its doors in March
Sisters started Uplift Us Marketplace in Granada Hills as a way to support Black business owners
Over 70 vendors sell their items in the shop
The store is located at 17555 Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills What You Need To Know

“Everything was going on, George Floyd and all the protests and just bringing light to Black Lives Matter,” Jones said. “We also came into consciousness and started trying to shop Black and support small businesses and Black-owned businesses, and we also found difficulty trying to find where they are and who they were.” She’s always wanted to sell her desserts in a retail space.

Over 70 vendors sell their items in the shop. It’s a sweet opportunity for small business owner Jalise Johnson of Infused Berries 4 U, who sells strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler cheesecake cups in the store. “This is a platform for all of us small businesses who aren’t able to jump and run into a store of our own, or we don’t have the connections with people of higher ends to place our items in a store,” Johnson said. “They opened doors for so many of us.”

Items can be bought in-store or purchased online.  So they created a space to bring the vendors and customers together. They have previous experience as small business owners and vendors of their products. 

“Our goal is to uplift the community,” Jones said. “We all need to come together and support each other.”  Now they’re opening the door for anyone to support Black-owned businesses.

Source spectrumnews1.com Uplift Us Marketplace is open y from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The store is located at 17555 Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills.

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