Industry Night on Real.Fun.DC: April 20, 2021


On Industry Night, Nycci catches up with the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington’s President, Kathy Hollinger about the status of the restaurants during Covid and how they are going to deal with the next hurdle, staffing. And, Nycci takes a deeper dive into the making of the area’s first retailer whose mission is to discover and appreciate Black-owned lifestyle and home goods brands and makers. The Gift Shop’s Tamon George joins Nycci and brings with him a talented group of local makers - Akinwale Akinbiyi [Wale] and Thomas Davis of Riveriswild, Destiny Sweeney Durant of Destiny’s Caché, and Taelor Salmon of Cadence Candle Co. - to talk the creativity that is thriving in this city and the location where you can find it all. Listen to the full episode here.