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New Makerspace Make ‘Ur Merch Opening In Williamsburg In August

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YORK-A new makerspace and co-merchandising retail boutique is opening soon in Greater Williamsburg.

Make ‘Ur Merch is slated to open in mid-August at 410-E Lightfoot Rd. in the space formerly occupied by Studio South yoga studio. The new establishment is owned by Ti’Juana A. Gholson, a speaker, author, and business coach who also operates the creative co-working spaces Work Nimbly and Maximum Building.

The goal of Make ‘Ur Merch is to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to get their feet wet as well as provide a space for creativity. One portion of the business will be devoted to small business owners for selling products while another section will be a makerspace where business owners can utilize tools to make their products.

Gholson said she came up with the idea during the pandemic after speaking with struggling minority business owners.

“We felt they needed a place where they can incubate and learn, and get help with the process,” she said.

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