Local candle entrepreneur Roseline Friedrich is the owner of Roseline’s Candles. The candle business is currently online and scheduled to open as a brick and mortar in August 2021 on the corner of Lowry and Central in Northeast Minneapolis.
Friedrich is originally from West Africa. She came to Minnesota almost 20 years ago. “I went to Roosevelt High (2007) in South Minneapolis, and then I went to the University of Minnesota (2012),” Friedrich said. She also attended graduate school in Texas for a short duration of time, before returning to Minnesota.
The business was established two years ago in December of 2019. During that time, “I started making candles,” Friedrich said. She explained that she traveled to New York and stayed at an Airbnb that offers guests a local experience. “So, the Airbnb experience that I did was candle-making,” she said.