Mon. Sep 25th, 2023
La Mesa resident makes use of LEAP grant from metropolis to launch her new enterprise

Sherida Bonton, a mom of 4, not too long ago fulfilled her dream of opening a tea and spice store referred to as Flavour Spice and Tea in La Mesa, California. Bonton expressed her pleasure and gratitude for lastly having the ability to open her store, admitting that she had considerations about whether or not she would have sufficient merchandise to fill the shop. The store options all kinds of spices that line a whole wall.

Flavour Spice and Tea took over a vacant storefront on the nook of La Mesa Boulevard and Jackson Drive, partially because of a grant program supplied by the Metropolis of La Mesa. This system, referred to as the La Mesa Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program (LEAP), goals to assist new restaurant, retail, and different companies by offering as much as $20,000 in funding. Bonton utilized for this system and was lucky sufficient to develop into a recipient.

The Metropolis of La Mesa, in partnership with the East County EDC, is decided to cut back business property vacancies locally whereas concurrently supporting entrepreneurs in establishing brick-and-mortar companies. Because of this system, seven entrepreneurs, together with Bonton, have efficiently secured leases for storefronts. The Metropolis takes satisfaction within the accomplishments of those people and appears ahead to the constructive affect their companies may have on the neighborhood.

Flavour Spice and Tea might be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., inviting the general public to discover and expertise their big selection of tea and spices.

By Editor