More than 20 local Black-owned businesses will showcase and sell their goods at a pop-up market in the Seaport this weekend as part of Black Owned Business Month.
The Black Owned Bos. Market will run from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 30, at Seaport Common (85 Northern Ave.) and will feature a broad range of Black-owned businesses from the Boston area. The event is being run in a partnership between Black Owned Bos., a locally curated business directory and resource platform for Black-owned businesses, and WS Development, which owns Seaport Common.
Visitors will be able to shop for everything from apparel to beauty and skincare products, as well as packaged foods. Each business will have its own tented area at the market that will provide sufficient social distancing for the vendors. In order to maintain a safe environment for shoppers and vendors, visitors must register in advance for the free market via Eventbrite for a 30-minute shopping window.
According to a press release, among the participating businesses are Clarke’s Cakes & Cookies, a vegan bakery in Dorchester recently featured on MarthaStewart.com; Q Made It, an online shop that specializes in pop-culture-inspired merchandise; Beauty N Simplicity, which sells a handcrafted line of bath and body products; and True 9 Accessories, which sells handmade jewelry pieces that “bridge the gap between urban and corporate wear.” A full list of participating businesses is available at the Boston Seaport website.
“With the city phasing into the reopening, many vendors and local makers are eager to participate in local markets that are often great networking and customer building opportunities,” Black Owned Bos. founder and managing director Jae’da Turner said in the release. “Black Owned Bos. is excited to partner with Boston Seaport for this premier Black Owned Bos. Market to support these businesses with a safe and fun way to showcase their business.”
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