These retail spaces are located at the highly visible intersection of 23rd
& Jackson and designed to be move-in ready, requiring little upfront capital from tenants. In order to find tenants with the greatest chance at success, VRE partnered with Ventures
, a local non-profit that provides access to business training, capital, coaching, and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs that focuses on women, people of color, immigrants, and individuals with low income.
One of the first retail tenants at Jackson Apartments is QueenCare
, a Black female-owned business focusing on luxury, quality body-care products made with natural ingredients, as well as home items, wearables, and unique gifts. CEO Monika Mathews has been living in the Central Area for 28 years and cannot imagine a better flagship location for her business.
“This is so much bigger than a building. This is about, culture, families, and so many stories of triumph and stories of pain too.”
–Monika Mathews, CEO of QueenCare