Sherida Bonton, a mother of 4, not too long ago fulfilled her dream of opening a tea and spice shop referred to as Flavor Spice and Tea in La Mesa, California. Bonton expressed her excitement and gratitude to lastly be capable to open her shop, admitting she was worried about possessing adequate items to fill the shop. The shop has a wide range of spices spread more than the whole wall.
Flavor Spice and Tea took more than a vacant storefront at the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and Jackson Drive, thanks in element to a grant system supplied by the city of La Mesa. The system, recognized as the La Mesa Entrepreneurship Accelerator System (LEAP), aims to help new restaurants, retail and other firms by supplying up to $20,000 in funding. Bonton applied for the system and was fortunate adequate to develop into a recipient.
The City of La Mesa, in partnership with the East County EDC, is determined to minimize industrial home vacancy in the neighborhood even though supporting entrepreneurs in establishing brick-and-mortar firms. As a outcome of the system, seven entrepreneurs, such as Bonton, have effectively secured storefront leases. The City is proud of the accomplishments of these men and women and appears forward to the constructive effect their firms will have on the neighborhood.
Flavor Spice and Tea will celebrate their grand opening on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., inviting the public to discover and expertise their wide variety of teas and spices.