De’Vilage – Owners, Nikki Parks and Joycelyn Parks. Natural stone and wooden jewelry, Shea butter, natural soaps and body washes come from Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria to this standout Reading Terminal Market veteran.
Husband-and-wife owners Watson and Joycelyn Parks opened De’Village in 2001 to bring some African culture to the Reading Terminal Market. Now, their stand is a calm, incensed oasis among bustling food stalls, where tourists and locals alike browse through African jewelry, artwork, fabrics, and other accessories and decorations. Come here for unique gifts, handcrafted jewelry—some made by Watson himself—and intricate sculptures and other pieces imported from Kenya. The Parks family has a long history in city, and are always happy to share insights on Philadelphia culture.
12th & Filbert Streets, (215) 923-9860, readingterminalmarket.org
Philadelphia Black-Owned Business Guide - Philly is rich with black culture, heritage and history. The tradition carries on in Philly’s array of black-owned and -operated shops, restaurants, galleries and bars. Need some serious comics? Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse. Looking for a top nightclub? Reserve. Date night? Take a trip to West Philadelphia’s inimitable arts space, the Tiberino Museum.