TULSA, Okla. — A new market has been growing in Tulsa’s Greenwood District.
The Original Black Wall Street Merchant Marketplace has grown significantly over the last month.
It is held every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. near Archer and Greenwood.
Several business owners of all ages set up tables at the event each week, selling everything from candy and baked goods, to jewelry, candles and seasoning.
FOX23 talked to several people there Saturday who are excited about this vibrant new event on historic Black Wall Street.
“It’s amazing,” said Meghan Scott, coordinator. “The community is really responding well.”
Scott says they wanted to create an outlet to support small business owners and creatives.
She hopes this new market will become an integral part of the Greenwood District.
“I feel like it’s a great advantage for the businesses on Greenwood as well as the marketplace, and we can all come together, engage together, and build and bring community,” Scott said.
There are also food trucks and live music.
There are many young entrepreneurs as well.
“For me to actually be here, is amazing,” said Zayar Smith, 15-year-old. “My whole family is full of entrepreneurs, so I started this at a very young age and I really love what I do.”
“It’s real cool, you get to meet other black-owned businesses and get to connect with them,” said 15-year-old Onifade Colbert with Onifade’s Cookies.
Many say it’s very special to get to host their business on Tulsa’s historic Black Wall Street.
“I like the atmosphere,” said Felicia Mansfield with Shakers Seasonings. “I like being on Greenwood. I like the interaction with everybody.”
“My grandfather went to Booker T., my grandmother grew up around Greenwood, so I feel like it’s my job to be here and support the area,” said Tyler Glenn with Red Dirt Rubs.
Organizers plan to host the market every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Dec. 23.