A new market in Stonecrest that’s home to nearly 100 minority-owned small businesses has big plans for its first Black History Month.
The New Black Wall Street Market, which opened last fall, will kick off more than three weeks of events starting Wednesday. According to a news release, the market will host an art and culture festival through Feb. 27 alongside multiple exhibitions, live music performances and one-off events.
The marketplace, located 8109 Mall Parkway, is the result of a redevelopment project that turned a shuttered Target into a 125,000-square foot retail business with space for about 120 vendors. The project’s owner and developer, philanthropist and businessman Lecester “Bill” Allen, named the market after the business district in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was the site of a racist massacre a century ago.
“The purpose of the market is to cultivate relationships with business owners in the Atlanta area, provide entrepreneurial training to enhance skills, offer a community for small businesses, and assist with the transition of online stores to brick-and-mortar,” the release said.
The market has a calendar on its website, newblackwallstreetmarket.com, that details the various Black History Month events and activities.
𝐘𝐨𝐮'𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧!
Join the 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 in celebrating the memory and continuation of 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚'𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐜𝐲. Visit https://bit.ly/nbwsm-bhm-events for a full list of events.Posted by New Black Wall Street Market on Saturday, January 29, 2022