Community embraces Black-owned businesses amid protests
As a show of support for the Black community, people are embracing Black-owned businesses. There are a lot of lists circulating to help people find and support businesses owned by people of color and one of those is Soul Bowl. Gerard Klass’ restaurant, which is located in the Graze Food Hall near Target Field, has been prominently featured on almost every list and he’s thankful for that visibility. It’s translated to more business and followers on social media. In fact, on Friday, Juneteenth, Soul Bowl had its highest sales day ever. Klass hopes this support for Black-owned businesses isn’t just a phase and that it continues into the future.
Klass also wants to pay it forward. In March, he started a program called ‘Food for your Soul’ providing meals for families who are struggling. To date, they've donated 5,000 meals in the community.