Grant BLVD: A Black-Owned Boutique In West Philly Provides a Second Chance To Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

The West Philly clothing boutique was a recipient of a $10,000 BeyGood grant amid the COVID-19 shutdown.

Kimberly McGlonn, owner of Grant Blvd, was born and raised on the North side of Milwaukee, W.I., but has family ties to Philadelphia.

“I am a granddaughter and a daughter of Philadelphia. My grandmother is from South Philly and my mom grew up there,” McGlonn said in a recent interview with AL DÍA News.

She said that the Netflix documentary, 13th, by filmmaker Ava DuVernay, was the inspiration to focus her energy on tackling the injustices of the criminal system.

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