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In Gentrifying Atlanta, Black-Owned Food Businesses Are Banding Together to Survive—and Thrive [Bonappetit Mag Feature]

Portrait of Marddy's founder Keitra Bates

Driving her minivan through Atlanta’s historic West End, Keitra Bates points out the signs of change. There are patterns, she tells me, when it comes to determining which houses are occupied by long-term Black residents and which ones belong to the mostly white newcomers. Patterns you might not notice if you don’t know what to look for.

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Marddy’s Founder Featured on ShoutoutAtlanta.com

We had the good fortune of connecting with Keitra Bates and we’ve shared our conversation below. Hi Keitra, what is the most important factor behind your success?The most important factor behind my success is doing something that we believe in. Our mission is to preserve culinary culture. Staying focused on […]

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Marddy’s Featured on Atlanta’s Fox5 News

Ever had a great idea you thought would make a good business? Sure, we all have. But then reality sets in – how to make it happen. Taking that great idea from the kitchen table to assembly is daunting. And the first big hurdle is getting the cash to get […]

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Marddy’s on NPR

NPR’s Debb Elliot is featuring Marddy’s on Kitchen Table Conversations, a series from NPR’s National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. Listen Here

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Marddy’s featured on NewsOne website

Originally from Columbia, South Carolina, Keitra Bates has lived in Atlanta’s Westside for nearly a decade. As an entrepreneur and mother of five children, Bates used to own Westview Pizza Cafe, where she sold pizza and fries made from fresh potatoes. But one day, the building was sold and the […]

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