In the Boston Globe: Black Market, the Nubian Square incubator, aims to buy the building it’s been renting


Kai Grant, co-owner of Black Market in Roxbury, in 2018.MATTHEW J. LEE/GLOBE STAFF


When Kai Grant and her husband, Chris Grant, started the Black Market retail incubator in Nubian Square in 2017, they wanted it to be a place where Black entrepreneurs could launch and grow small businesses in the heart of Roxbury. Their bigger goal was to help bridge the wealth gap between Black and white Bostonians.

Now, the couple is planning to acquire the two-story, 4,300-square-foot building at 2136 Washington St. that has housed the market, a move they say will cement their place in Roxbury and help their network of small businesses thrive.

“This is a signature moment for our community. Typically it doesn’t work like this — it’s almost the antithesis,” Grant said, adding that she felt fortunate to “have the positioning and opportunity to remain and bring further impact on the creative economy.”

Read the entire article as it originally appeared in the Boston Globe here.