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City Realty Group Tenant “Beauty By Venard” Featured on WCVB TV and WBZ Radio

Supporting small businesses is important to us here at City Realty Group, and unfortunately we hear often about how the real estate market has priced out some small businesses and residents in Jamaica Plain that have been here for decades.


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For many new immigrants to the United States, life can be challenging. Haitian immigrant Venard Veillard however, saw all of her past hardships as an opportunity to chase the American Dream. After signing a lease with us at City Realty Group, Venard used her talents to open a successful hairdressing salon in Jamaica Plain, MA.


The importance of small businesses is very clear to us here at City Realty Group, and unfortunately we hear often about how the real estate market has priced out some small businesses and residents in Jamaica Plain that have been here for decades. This is why we are constantly creatively thinking on how we can provide people more opportunities to afford commercial space for their business.


Venard’s salon “Beauty by Venard”, was thriving up until the recent outbreak of COVID-19. Once her salon closed due to the pandemic, she lost her income, and was not sure if her business would be able to survive the crisis. This is why we have been actively working with Venard to make sure she can continue to follow her dreams. To help Venard, we agreed on a rent decrease, as well as purchasing multiple gift cards of her business to help financially.


Venard is a great example for determined and hard working people that come to America in search of a better future for them and their families. This is why we have made it a priority to work with small business tenants to make sure we all get through this public health crisis together.

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