One woman is doing her best to improve her neighborhood, by doing business there.
“Babycakes” convenience store opened a few months ago at 34th and Burroughs streets.
It’s Lois Broxton’s passion and her best effort to give the neighborhood a store like she remembers. A safe place for the area families to shop.
“Coming through the neighborhood you see a lot of kids running back across MLK which is very dangerous,” explains Lois. “And with this store being right here where it is its more in the community and in the neighborhood so if a mom is at home and is cooking dinner and forgets something you can send them to Babycakes instead of making a kid run across the busy streets.”
Lois got a SCAD student to paint the store’s name on the outside wall so others wouldn’t “tag” it with gang symbols.
She says the design so far has done just that, and made a blank wall look good.