“Why work for other establishments when you can build your own?” is the question this young business owner answered for himself.
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On July 28, he helped cut the ribbon of the $5 million store in the $52 million Sharswood Ridge Shopping Center.
Initially, Rose designed stores for the franchise, which spurred from majoring in engineering at Morgan State University. But, coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he was bound to be his own boss.
“Rose scraped together savings and obtained what he called ‘a nice, hefty loan’ to buy in,” the outlet reports. Now, it has turned into owning his own Grocery Outlet supermarket at 21st Street and Ridge Avenue in Sharswood — his former neighborhood.
“That’s where we’re from,” he told the outlet. “I know the neighborhood. I know how unique this neighborhood is, because if you go four blocks over, you’re on Temple’s campus, and if you go five blocks down, you’re in Brewerytown. It became really important for me to be in a community that we’re familiar with.”