WYBC & Yale University salute Petals Market

WYBC & Yale University salute Petals Market

Photos are of Elaine of Petals Market.

Owner: Gideon Gebreyesus

Business Name: Petals Market, 100 Ashmum Street, New Haven

Year Business was started in New Haven: 2019

Why did you start your own business?

The area is known as a food desert, and the business was open to fill the void with the collaboration of Yale and ConnCAT/ConnCORP. To serve the Town and Gown.

Why did you choose to start your business in New Haven?

We have a vested interest in New Haven and do a lot of work in the Dixwell and Newhallvile communities, so it is a perfect fit. Down the street, we have ConnCAT, Which has been training people

What challenges did you have to overcome in starting your business? 

Having been in the business, it was easy once we got everything in order. All stakeholders were on the same page. We got hit with Covid-19. It was challenging, but we got through it.