The Blackprint, a new and innovative retail destination showcasing more than 20 local and national Black-owned brands, is now open at the Cleveland Corner–156 N. Cleveland, at 1st & Cleveland in Wichita, Kansas.
Founded by Tasha L. Hayes, a visionary and dedicated community advocate, The Blackprint is more than just a store. It’s a vibrant hub of culture and ingenuity offering a premium retail experience that goes beyond the norm. The store is part of The Garages, a retail incubator program in Wichita aimed at supporting unique retail-based business concepts and contributing to the overall vibrancy of the city.
Visitors to The Blackprint can expect to find a wide array of products, everything from home goods, gifts, greeting cards, stationary, books, health, beauty, apparel and more. Each item has been meticulously curated and narrates a dynamic story of diverse Black talent, dedication, integrity, and brilliance.
“While there’s a rise in Black entrepreneurship, sustaining a brick and mortar presents challenges, possibly leading to a gap in the market that The Blackprint will address,” says Hayes.
The Blackprint seeks to curate intentional partnerships to build community and foster a supportive ecosystem for Black brands.
“The Blackprint provides a unique opportunity for Black brands,” says Hayes. “We are committed to uplifting and connecting Black creators, catalyzing their journey toward growth and success.”
The Blackprint’s mission aligns with that of The Garages, which is to support entrepreneurs with unique retail-based business concepts that provide new or desired services and products to address demand from residents, employees, and visitors.
After their ribbon-cutting, the Blackprint invites you to get a first look at what they have to offer and immerse yourself in an unforgettable shopping experience.
For more information on The Blackprint, visit www.theblackprintict.com or follow them on social media for the latest news and updates.
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