Robert Thomas opened the first Black-owned grocery store in Houston, Texas called District Market Green Grocer. It was previously a nightclub that he owned in the same location. Thomas now aims to open more Black-owned grocery stores across the country in hopes of ending food deserts.
Thomas, who has always been interested in nutrition, opened District Market Green Grocer last November. The grocery sells fresh fruits, vegetables, and many other products supplied by over 40 Black local businesses. It also features a juice bar where shoppers can bring fresh fruits and vegetables and the staff will juice them for them.
Moreover, Thomas said he plans to expand the business to several locations in the country and even internationally. He is currently in the works to launch his second grocery store in Houston, still with giving back to the Black community in mind.
For more information about District Market Green Grocer and/or to order online, visit DistrictMarketGreenGrocer.com
News Source: BlackBusinesscom / Written Credits to: BlackBusinesscom