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Meet Dennis and Valere Boyd of Manchester Market in South Central

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dennis and Valere Boyd.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Dennis and Valere. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I worked in the mental health field for about 13 years and I wanted to go out on my own and create something that I had more control over and most importantly, answer to no one. My wife and I searched around for a while and eventually landed on opening a small neighborhood market, not too far from where I grew up. So far, it’s been a real learning experience and a lot of work, but it’s definitely been rewarding as well. We look forward to being here for a long time, planting ourselves as a staple in the community.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
There have been challenges, but more in the sense if we just had no clue about the industry we were going into. It’s essentially been a matter of learning how this game works. We’re continuously finding out more and more.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Being a Neighborhood Market, we wanted to find ways to stand out and drive more traffic into our business. One way we have done that is by partnering with companies like Wish and Amazon and our store is used as a pick-up location for people who don’t want packages delivered to their home. Our store has also been used in several music videos and filming projects.

What were you like growing up?
Growing up, I would say I enjoyed spending time with my friends. Whether it was playing sports or video games, I always had a pretty cheerful personality. Always was super competitive. The importance of school was always drilled into me so I tended to do well there. I also have a pretty laid backside as well.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 1833 west Manchester Ave #111
    Los Angeles 90047
  • Phone: 323-9204529
  • Instagram: Manchestermarketla

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