Small Business Saturday
- November 23, 2020
Honoring Black History Month Together
WestShore Plaza is committed to recognizing and honoring the cultural and historical accomplishments of Black Americans throughout history, while striving to find ways to work toward diversity.
Throughout February, we’re proud to celebrate by highlighting black-owned businesses within WestShore Plaza as well as hosting events promoting black heritage and diversity.
"Being at WestShore means a lot to me, I grew up in this mall. My aunt was a head cook at the cafeteria at Woolworth's back in the day - so being back here is like coming home. When we were looking for a place to land and grow the store, WestShore met us and we've been here ever since. I'm extremely honored to be in an environment that facilitates growth and creativity. Honored to be a part of WSP. Opening Riccardo's, Masked in Style, and The Collective @ Artisan Row has been an amazing journey. I don't think I would have been given the privilege to be this creative anywhere else nor would I be this supported. This is what blessed feels like." Ricc Rollins, Owner
"The idea was to create a kids dream and fantasy experience where kids and parents can enjoy luxurious rides and control artificial intelligence robotic vehicles in a conducive climate shopping mall designated areas. Fulfilling a dream experience for parents while shopping and kids having fun. The inspiration came in an 'aha' moment while walking in the mall and noticing that most malls did not offer the unique experience of kids and parents having fun while shopping. We are motivated by the continuous support of our local community, the smile and joy from both parents and kids while experiencing our unique services." Efe Ovwielefuoma, CEO & Founder
"I started cutting hair as a kreative alternative to the post 911 world.
Barbering started as an early teenage hobby, which i pursued professionally about 2 decades later. The Ancient Art gave my existence a resilient alternative and crutch to dynamic world in the 1st decade of the Millennium. The craft was practiced from the world of the International FleaMarket in Tampa Bay, Florida. This was home to the first International CuttZ Barbershop for 9 years. Some 19 years later since making the mental commitment of being a barber, it has rewarded me priceless spiritual and mental growth. The business has allowed me to kreate jobs giving barbers the opportunity to work and create stability in their lives brings me joy." David McCauley, Kut Kreator
Black Heritage Expo | Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Join ReDefiners World Languages as we celebrate and embrace Black Heritage through fashion, music, spoken word, and African dance & drumming.
FREE Cultural Event for the Entire Family!
African Dancers & Drummers | Live Fashion Show | Spoken Word | Gospel Choir | Musical Artists | Shop Local Vendors | Trace Family Lineage | Explore Community Resources