Local couple connecting community with local Black owned businesses

Local couple connecting community with local Black owned businesses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City couple started a new business to connect the community with local products. The Black Pantry Kansas City has gained a lot of popularity in a short time. The store sells food, body care, and more.

Owner Brian Roberts handpicks the local items. He says they all have something in common.

“It’s about allowing people within the city to support Black businesses and making it easier for them,” Roberts said. “During Black Out Tuesday when we wanted to support Black-owned businesses but there weren’t enough Black businesses to support within a specific area without driving all over the city, so that was kind of my frustration.”

Brian and Andrea Roberts started in the back of a trailer and now different local businesses host them every month.

“It turned into this pop-up deal where I support them, they support me and the business model has been working ever since,” Roberts said.

The owners of Big Mood Natural Wines found The Black Pantry on Instagram. Richard Garcia co-owner says they offered to share their space for a Valentine’s Day pop-up.

The owners of Big Mood Natural Wines found The Black Pantry on Instagram. Richard Garcia co-owner says they offered to share their space for a Valentine’s Day pop-up.

“We have to keep this conversation going and I think actually doing things is more important than saying things or reposting on Instagram. “I think sharing space and promoting people in the community other Black business owners is vital.”

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