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DC Black business owner ‘spices’ up career with new shop

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Once an educator, a D.C. woman says she took a major leap to become a business owner and has never looked back.

Angel Gregorio took the leap into owning a business when she opened The Spice Suite in D.C. (Courtesy SamJohnson3 Photography)

This report is part of WTOP’s coverage of Black History Month. Read more stories on here.

More than six years ago, Angel Gregorio was walking past an empty storefront on Fourth Street in Northwest D.C. and had a thought.

“I decided to randomly just call the number just to see how much the rent would be,” Gregorio said. “I ended up opening the space three weeks after that phone call.”

She has never owned a business but decided on a whim to take the leap.

So she quit her job as an assistant principal and opened The Spice Suite, a spice shop with her own flavor.

“It feels like more like a lounge. It feels really comfy and warm…

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