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Black Market was established in 2017 as a nascent pop-market with a vision to help close Boston’s $247,500 wealth gap and mission to reignite Roxbury’s creative economy. The Marketplace was widely accepted as one of Boston’s premiere spaces to gather, meet and shop, understanding the need for micro-business Founders to develop the business acumen and literacy needed to move towards sustainability. Black Market is no longer just an economic engine, but has evolved into a young institution with centralized programming built on three tenants: Economic Justice | Arts + Culture | and Civic Engagement. In its 3 year span, it has hosted 81 Marketplaces, 64 Events, 3 Festivals, 3 Teach ins, 4 health and wellness classes with over 300 Vendors and 30,000 estimated visitors.
Black Market Founders Kai and Chris Grant are longtime Roxbury residents and visionaries who want to be the change they want to see, and have been building cultural infrastructure in Roxbury for the last 20 years.