Shalimar Williams is a first-time entrepreneur who will open Holy Beanz Coffee shop at Northeast 26th and Alberta in November. Embracing her Black roots, she plans to decorate the shop with memorabilia from Portland’s Black history and a hire a workforce that is also rooted in the community.
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Young woman finds success after troubled youth
Few people could overcome Shalimar Williams’ tough beginnings and open their own business, but with the help of some caring individuals, she has beaten the odds and will open Holy Beanz Coffee Shop at Northeast 26th and Alberta at the end of November.