Meet the Urbaanite: Carlos Partee & Javvon Jones

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Meet  Carlos Partee & Javvon Jones, the founders of The Nashville Black Market. They are creating an ecosystem and culture experience for Black Businesses. We hope you enjoy meeting these two Urbaanites!

Carlos Partee

Company, Business or Organization:
The Nashville Black Market, Cashvilleetc, Partee Food and Beverage

Title:
Serial Entrepreneur

Hometown: Nashville, TN

How many years have you been in Nashville?
29 years

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville?
An ecosystem for black entrepreneurs to translate their products and services to the masses. I am also focused on empowering black-owned businesses, curating family fun events and telling Tennessee’s forgotten history.

What inspires you?   
I’m inspired by my community, peers and my family. They give me the motivation to pursue my dreams and achieve new goals.

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour?
Coffee at The Horn, tell them I sent you! Then we’re headed to Vegelicious for a plant based lunch.

Describe Nashville in 3 words ? Athens of the South

Favorite Nashville musician, singer or artist?
YoursTrulyJai and Brian Brown

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now? Plain Jane has the perfect vibe for young adults.

Javvon Jones

Company, Business or Organization:
The Nashville Black Market, Can’t Complain

Title:
Co-Founder of The Nashville Black Market

Hometown: Nashville, TN

How many years have you been in Nashville?
29 years

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville?
Our mission is to serve black businesses while creating a cultural experience for our community.

What inspires you?
My family inspires me everyday to become a better entrepreneur and human being.

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour?
Brunch: The Southern V

Describe Nashville in 3 words ? BEST CITY EVER!

Favorite Nashville musician, singer or artist?
Chuck Indigo and MeMe the Goat

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now? Yay Yay’s on Jefferson

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