Delestre Grocery, LLC


Grocery Store


$50,000 small business loan

Delestre Grocery is a startup bodega owned and operated by Maria Gonzalez. The bodega will cater to the Hispanic and low-income residents of Allentown’s 1st Ward by offering a wide variety of Spanish food and other staples needed for the residents in the community.  While technically a startup, Delestre Grocery will operate from a location where a previous grocery store existed.  Maria reached out to us looking for funding to improve the interior of the store.

The Rising Tide Community Loan Fund provided $50,000  for leasehold improvements, working capital  and the purchase of equipment and inventory..