February 12 (get your Valentine's gifts)
November 12... and Black Friday, November 25
767 N Eustis St, Ste 115, Saint Paul MN 55114
First, to make BIPOC vendors MONEY and gain new customers. By building their businesses and keeping our dollars local, we can help close the racial wealth gap.
Second, is to allow new customers who are NOT a part of the BIPOC community to experience AWESOME BIPOC businesses and people.
We want all vendors and visitors to feel welcome, safe, and loved. We want people to have an AWESOME experience, and then go home to tell their friends about the AWESOME people they met and engaged with. We know that this will not end racism or wealth inequalities. but doing something is better than doing nothing.
After the murder of George Floyd, the team at BevSource and The Lab took the approach to look inward and focus on our faults and learn to be better people. Several of our staff were open and honest and said, "they were scared of black people?" After weeks of discussions, we challenged ourselves to think about how to combine our passion for entreprenuers and build something where white and black people are not scared of each other. We started with the www.blackisbeautiful.beer movement and donated our proceeds to www.meda.net. But we knew we could do MORE. With the 16,000sf covered shed in our parking lot, we connected with local organizations & leaders to host our first event on Sept 12, 2020. We hosted an outdoor market where people from ALL walks of life could come purchase goods and services from BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Businesses in a SAFE and INCLUSIVE place - at a location that is right in the middle of the Twin Cities! And with the support of our BIPOC vendors, we are hosting a Local Market EVERY SECOND SATURDAY in 2021!
With Love From,