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Iola Harper and pop-up visitors

With the holiday season quickly approaching, The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation has opened their first Black Holiday Pop-Up Market in West Philadelphia.


The holiday pop-up market is focused on highlighting over 30 Black-owned businesses, with a diverse range of products such...

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shop merchandise

As you plan your holiday shopping, be sure to stop by the Black Holiday Pop-Up Market on 52nd Street just south of Market.


Hosted by The Enterprise Center, the market located in a retail space at 26 S. 52nd St. offers everything from art and jewelry to books and skin and healthcare products from...

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Honeysuckle Provisions team

Honeysuckle Provisions has opened its doors at the Center for Culinary Enterprises in West Philadelphia.


The concept, founded by fine dining Chef Omar Tate, started as a fine dining pop-up and now, is a fine-eating grocery. Tate says he was moved by the lack of representation of African Americans...

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AtiyaOla's storefront

AtiyaOla's Spirit First Foods has been bringing vegan, vegetarian and raw foods to West Philadelphia for more than a decade. You can go for comfort foods like falafel burgers, mild or spicy vegan sausage and vegan cheesesteaks.


There are two soups of the day, one of which is always the coconut...

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Della Clark & Regina Hairston

Della Clark & Regina Hairston

WORK TO DO: As two of the leading voices for Black entrepreneurship in the city, Clark (the Enterprise Center) and Hairston (the African American Chamber of Commerce) are tasked with tackling one of the most pressing questions we face — in a city with climbing property values and booming venture capital, how do we ensure that all Philadelphians partake of the prosperity?

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Omar Tate & Cybille Aude-Tate, Honeysuckle founders

Chefs Omar Tate and Cybille St.Aude-Tate's grocery store with takeout food focuses on nourishment and reclamation of Black food traditions and cultural aesthetics.

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Omar Tate, owner of Honeysuckle Provisions

The Afrocentric grocery and café on 48th Street in the Walnut Hill neighborhood in West Philadelphia offers “Black-made, -owned and –grown food” with the goal of “expanding the idea of Afrocentricity in food by redefining the limits of a restaurant,” per the organization.

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Food from Honeysuckle Provisions

An Afrocentric grocer and café comes to West Philadelphia

The equity minders


When it comes to business services, these impactful women remain must-knows in the city: The Enterprise Center’s Della Clark and the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE’s Regina Hairston.


“As two of the leading voices for Black entrepreneurship in the city...

After more than two years in planning, this will be the first full week of business for West Philly’s highly anticipated Honeysuckle Provisions, a market and cafe from husband-and-wife chefs Omar Tate and Cybille St. Aude-Tate that aims to forward Black culture. Expect groceries, hoagies, salads...