“Grind is grateful for the opportunity to hold space in such a historic spot [on Depot Street, which runs through the historically Black Southside community]. For years, our people have struggled and shed tears because of disenfranchisement. Our community was hurt from redevelopment. Gentrification is real. But we have been blessed to open a business that brings people together with a warm cup of coffee and programs that unite.” – Gene Ettison, co-owner of Grind Coffee Co.
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