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19-Year-Old Howard University Student Opens Vegan Bakery In Washington D.C.

A new vegan bakery is headed to Washington, D.C. this weekend! Chanice McClover-Lee launched Baked by Chanice at farmer’s markets in her hometown of South Florida in response to the pandemic. Now the 19-year-old Howard University student is taking her business talents to a food hall and commercial kitchen in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood, VegOut reports. “What started as a quarantine hobby last March quickly, and unintentionally transformed into a successful business,” McClover-Lee shared with AfroTech. “I began having bake sales on the weekends where people would place orders to be picked up from my house and I would sell out of hundreds of cookies at farmer’s markets. I originally said I wasn’t trying to start a business or do anything large scale, but that didn’t happen as we can see.” She further explains that the expansion happened so quickly that eventually, she had to move from baking at home to operating out of a commercial kitchen where D.C. residents could pick up their...

Shanique Yates

May 21, 2021