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Black-Owned Juice Bar In Queens Receives $62,000 Grant From Beverly Hills Beauty Brand

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A Queens juice bar is the lucky recipient of a grant from a Beverly Hills make-up brand with a mission to help Black communities.

Beauty brand Anastasia Beverly Hills pledged $1 million in June 2020 to support social and racial justice.

In honor of Black History Month, the brand set aside grant money for Black-owned businesses.

The Jamaica juice bar "The Nourish Spot" was one of the winners.

Owner Dawn Kelly found out via Zoom that her business would receive $62,000.

"We are a healthy food and beverage haven in southeast Jamaica, Queens, New York City, which is often called a food desert or a food swamp," Kelly said.

Kelly said she's going to use part of the money to help feed people in need in Queens.

Eight other Black-owned businesses also won grants. There were nearly 900 submissions.

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