SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk’s latest cafe is serving just a little information with each cup of espresso.
Following a comfortable opening earlier this month, the grand opening for Wall Avenue Cafe on Washington Avenue is Saturday, October 24.
Space actual property brokers Domenick Epps and Danita Hayes are behind the brand new enterprise, and need prospects to go away not solely with a scrumptious espresso or sandwich, but in addition having discovered one thing.
It begins with the title.
Wall Avenue honors the well-known residence of New York finance whereas additionally paying tribute to Black Wall Avenue — a reputation given to affluent black communities in Durham, North Carolina and Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood District within the early twentieth century.
The latter was destroyed in violent, racially-motivated assaults in 1921.
With that in thoughts, Epps and Hayes, each Suffolk natives, need their cafe to be a spot the place folks can find out about investing, actual property and enterprise.
The cafe has computer systems and TVs turned to varied enterprise and funding networks. There is a plan to supply lessons within the close to future.
Faces of profitable businessmen and ladies, together with Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Magic Johnson and extra, adorn the wall for inspiration.
It hasn’t been straightforward constructing a brand new enterprise in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Epps tells Information 3 the method began a yr in the past. He and Hayes acquired some assist from the Metropolis of Suffolk within the type of a $15,000 financial improvement grant.
Now, they’re prepared to maneuver ahead with a brand new enterprise aiming to deliver folks to Downtown Suffolk in quest of an ideal cup of espresso, a brand new understanding of Black historical past and the information to attain monetary success.