B&D General Merchandise

Stabilization Grant, Spring 2014

B&D General Merchandise store is a service and ethnic food grocery located west of the Schuylkill River, between the Mt. Moriah and Elmwood neighborhoods. It is owned and operated by a husband and wife. They provide services such as paying bills, and sell small electronics and accessories. B&D General Merchandise also sells traditional African foods. The Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians works with them and other businesses on the corridor with job training, language courses, and connecting them with resources to help grow the neighborhood.

B&D General Merchandise was in need of upgrading some of their business practices as well as improving their appearances both inside and outside. A main component of this includes installing a glass door refrigerator.

This simple upgrade will help B&D General Merchandise expand their inventory, and in turn, expand their customer segment.