First black owned grocery store opens in Houston, Tx “District Market Green Grocer”

Houston, Texas has its first Black-owned supermarket.

Owner Robert Thomas took the city’s District 1960 Nightclub, which he ran for 5 years before the COVID-19 pandemic started and renovated it into what is now known as District Market Green Grocer. The market also features products from Black-owned companies, FOX 26 Houston reported.

Thomas told reporters he was pushed to open the 4,000 square foot market because, “We don’t have any black supermarkets that I know of.” Customers can find “fruit, vegetables, eggs, vegan meals for the vegan community” at the store located on Cypress Creek Parkway near TC Jester; he told the station. “We have black-owned washing powder, spices, herbs, and sauces.”

The entrepreneur said he is currently working with over 30 vendors to bring quality products to his shoppers.

Source: BET

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