CHICAGO (WLS) -- A new retail store opens this week, showcasing products from local artists.
Mahalia's is a store featuring items made from Chicago creators and artists; products include candles, oils, art, and more.
Nedra Sims Fears with the Greater Chatham Initiative says the initiative wants to grow to provide a space for black vendors to showcase and sell their exceptional products.
The store honors and pays tribute to Mahalia Jackson, renowned gospel singer, Civil Rights activist, local entrepreneur, and a Chatham resident.
There is a grand opening on Friday February 2 starting at 11 a.m. at Artists on the 9ine, 735 E. 79th Street, Chicago.