New Black Wall Street Market reschedules grand opening amidst rising COVID-19 cases

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STONECREST, GA—The New Black Wall Street Market’s grand opening, which was planned for Labor Day weekend, has been rescheduled to Oct. 30-31, due to the rising number of COVID-19 Delta variant cases, officials have announced.

Bill Allen, the visionary and owner of the New Black Wall Street Market, said refunds will be processed for vendors who had paid their fee beginning immediately

“After much prayer and deliberation, Mr. Allen has decided that out of an abundance of caution and concern for public health / safety due to the proliferation of the COVID-19 Delta variant, we will be postponing our Grand Opening,” spokesman Matt Hampton said in a statement today.

In preparation for the Grand Opening, we will be focusing on intake for consignment / pop-up members and load-in / build-out for Resident Merchants of the New Black Wall Street Market.”

TLocal residents and the community at large have expressed excitement over the New Black Wall Street Market, which will feature curated shops, fine dining restaurants, entertainment and a gourmet grocery shopping. The market will be located in the former Target property, located near the Mall at Stonecrest.

DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson shared in her recent e-newsletter that the county currently has 67,013 COVID-19 cases (782 more than the  previous week), according to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Aug. 5-18 report. The total number of COVID deaths is now 1,021(8 more than  the previous week).

 

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