AURORA, Ill. (CBS) — The City of Aurora on Monday kicked off National Black Business month with a brand-new Black-owned business.
City leaders helped cut the ribbon at the Fox Valley Mall’s newest children’s clothing store – Kalargian Kid.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
It is the second Black-owned business at the mall. The first was Righteous Kicks, which opened earlier in the pandemic.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins
“We saw our opening and the time to do it, so we just took advantage of it,” said Trey Dabney, chief executive officer of Righteous Kicks.MORE NEWS: Farmers Market Vendors Pleased As Open Boulevards Program Kicks Off In Logan Square
The opening of Kalargian Kid marks the seventh Black-owned business in Aurora to open this year.