On May 1st, Gloria Coleman moved her alterations and sewing business, Designs by Gloria, from her home business to an official shop on Glass Street, helping to bring additional life to the block.
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Back when she was participating in Habitat for Humanity’s Affiliate Build Day with our combined teams last November, Gloria spoke up about her hopes to not only improve her own residence, but also to contribute to the commercial life of Glass Street by moving her alterations company beyond her home, to an official shop somewhere along Glass St.
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She wasn’t sure where to begin, but through conversations that day, and beyond– at the Good Neighbor Network meeting– Gloria was able to link up with Tina of Ashanti’s Hair Designs, whose storage space and ceiling tiles received beneficial work that same November day, making room for Tina to offer Gloria a space adjoining her hair salon. In true neighborhood fashion, Gloria is also receiving some shelving design, and a brand new shop sign installation with assistance from Studio Everything’s Rondell Crier, just across the street!
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“I’m so excited to get started,” Gloria says. “I’m hoping to not only offer alteration work here, but eventually even classes to any young people in the neighborhood interested in fashion design.”  She’s well on her way, and we’re so happy for her!