Small business owners play a unique role in Bushwick. As we’ve heard throughout the community, many entrepreneurs view their shops as opportunities to serve the neighborhood outside the scope of business as usual, whether that’s by partnering with activists or creating spaces that bride gaps in the community. But as we’ve also heard, the realities of running a business often conflict with more purpose-driven intentions.

This week, we meet with the wife and husband duo behind Quality Goods, one of Bushwick’s most celebratory and intentional businesses. It’s a discussion that’s been over a year in the making, drawing on conversations from the present, and from last summer, on the eve of their store’s grand opening.

AFTER THE EPISODE

We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Jossua and Kristen for allowing us to step into their journey over this first year.

If you’re interested in learning more about Quality Goods, you can visit them for yourself at 128 Wyckoff avenue, though you’ll be looking for the entrance on Stanhope. You can also follow them on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/shopqualitygoods/), or visit their website (https://qltygds.com/), where you can shop from their online store with options for shipping and in-store pickup.

Jossua and Kristen are always on the lookout for local artists, vendors, and partners. If you think you might be able to work together, you can get in touch directly by emailing them at [email protected]

We’d of course, also like to thank you so much for joining us this week. We’ll be back with another story you won’t want to miss, but in the meantime, we’d love to know what you’re interested in hearing, and how we can do better. Get in touch by emailing us at [email protected], or by DM’ing us on our instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bushwickpodcast/). We can’t wait to hear from you, and we’ll see you soon.

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