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Small Business Center

D.C. Entrepreneur Launches a Strip Mall for Black-Owned Businesses

January 30, 2023

With a mission to help each her peers grow and a $1 million investment, entrepreneur Angel Gregorio has turned a 7,500-square-foot lot in Washington, D.C., into a mini strip mall for local Black-owned businesses. With D.C.’s rent prices continuing to rise, Gregorio wanted to create a model for affordable commercial space. 

Click here to learn more about Gregorio and about the property, which is made out of renovated shipping containers.

By Rebecca Meiser

Contributor, Commerce + Communities Today and Small Business Center

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