Black Holiday Pop-Up Market in Philly Decked Out with Black Businesses
The holiday season is here and these Black businesses are helping you crank up the festivities.
The Philadelphia-based organization, The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation, founded in 1989, has opened its first Black Holiday Pop-Up Market in West Philly.
According to The Philadelphia Tribune, the pop-up market will offer a diverse range of products, including clothing, art, jewelry, home décor, candles, and skin and haircare essentials, from over 30 Black-owned businesses.
“As a longtime advocate for small businesses, I’ve worked with The Enterprise Center going back to my time as a state representative and now in Congress as a member of the House Small Business Committee. I think the pop-up market is a great idea and a positive thing for both West Philadelphia and the businesses.” - U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans
Daria Williams, The Enterprise Center’s senior director for community, said the vacant space, a property owned by the organization, was awaiting renovations, however, The Enterprise Center’s President Della Clark decided to make use of the location with the holiday pop-up.
"I think, with the holiday season, people are excited to shop." - Daria Williams
“I think more than ever, over the last few years, people are even more inclined to support Black businesses. South 52nd Street has been historically predominantly Black-run corridor with Black-owned businesses all up and down the stretch of 52nd Street. So we’re excited to contribute to that by having the space (there for) Black-owned businesses for the holiday season.”
Black-owned businesses highlighted at the market include Stories for Us Press, J Monae Design, Art & Soul Gallery, Orchid Beauty, Lady KR Crochet, Scented Shadows, Philadelphia Candle Co., Hair Grove Essentials, The Elm Shop, Donna Mary Soaps, Black Lotus Skin, and West Side Framing Studio.