• Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

La Mesa resident utilizes LEAP grant from city to launch her new company


Sep 20, 2023
La Mesa resident utilizes LEAP grant from city to launch her new company

Sherida Bonton, a mother of 4, lately fulfilled her dream of opening a tea and spice shop known as Flavour Spice and Tea in La Mesa, California. Bonton expressed her excitement and gratitude for lastly getting capable to open her shop, admitting that she had issues about regardless of whether she would have adequate goods to fill the shop. The shop functions a wide wide variety of spices that line an whole wall.

Flavour Spice and Tea took more than a vacant storefront at the corner of La Mesa Boulevard and Jackson Drive, partially thanks to a grant plan supplied by the City of La Mesa. The plan, recognized as the La Mesa Entrepreneurship Accelerator System (LEAP), aims to assistance new restaurant, retail, and other corporations by giving up to $20,000 in funding. Bonton applied for the plan and was fortunate adequate to turn into a recipient.

The City of La Mesa, in partnership with the East County EDC, is determined to cut down industrial home vacancies in the neighborhood although simultaneously supporting entrepreneurs in establishing brick-and-mortar corporations. As a outcome of the plan, seven entrepreneurs, like Bonton, have effectively secured leases for storefronts. The City requires pride in the accomplishments of these people and appears forward to the constructive influence their corporations will have on the neighborhood.

Flavour Spice and Tea will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., inviting the public to discover and expertise their wide variety of tea and spices.