28-Year-Old Black Entrepreneur Opens $5M Grocery Store

Donta Rose, a 28-year-old engineer and entrepreneur, has opened his own Grocery Outlet supermarket
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Donta Rose, a 28-year-old engineer and entrepreneur, has opened his own Grocery Outlet supermarket worth $5 million within a new development in his former neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rose, who studied at Morgan State University, an HBCU, was originally one of the engineers working to design stores for Grocery Outlet, a California-based retailer that has over 400 stores nationwide. Upon seeing that his old neighborhood in the Sharswood section of North Philadelphia is on the list of future store locations, he thought it would be a great opportunity to own it.

That's when Rose used his savings and secured a loan to buy a franchise of the store, he told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Read more.

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