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LA Times Today: Sole Folks

LA Times Today: Sole Folks

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The original idea for Sole Folks was to open a small sneaker boutique in the heart of Leimert Park. Now, less than a year later, and in a much larger space, it’s evolved into a retail co-op.

The venture is managed by the nonprofit Black Owned and Operated Community Land Trust, which is focused on giving the next generation of Black entrepreneurs a leg up.