6abc: Ashley Johnson - January 25, 2021
Grant Blvd, a Black-owned clothing boutique located on the 3600 block of Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia, won a $10,000 grant from Beyonce.
The all female-owned shop is all about women supporting other women. Recently the owner Kimberly McGlonn learned that she was awarded a BeyGood grant.
The pop star's charitable organization partnered with the NAACP to help support small Black-owned businesses during the pandemic. Grant Blvd was the only local business in the Philadelphia-area to receive the prestigious honor out of thousands of applicants across the country.
Another big mission for the shop is creating job opportunities for women in the community. The creators wanted it to be a safe haven for women who were incarcerated and have trouble finding work given their criminal record. Part of the BeyGood grant money they intend to use to create more jobs.
Right now the boutique is focused on getting their spring line out, but these hard-working designers hope to one day see Beyonce, herself, strutting something they produced.