Houston, TX is said to be welcoming its first Black-owned supermarket, and it’s called the District Market! According to FOX26, the Black-owned District Market Green Grocer opened its doors during the holiday weekend after Robert Thomas decided to shift the narrative when the pandemic put a wrench in the plans of his original business. Originally operating as District 1960 Nightclub, Thomas owned and operated the nightclub for five years before the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on the business. Instead of leaving his life as an entrepreneur completely, he decided to use his passion for nutrition to create a grocery store that is made with the Black community in mind.
Nov 29, 2021