News Release - City Leaders Join Grand Opening Celebration of MansaWear Clothing on Park Avenue

City of Rochester

News Release

(Friday, February 28, 2014) – Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner Delmonize ‘Del’ Smith and City Councilmember Elaine Spaull joined business owner Nita Brown today at a ceremonial ribbon cutting to celebrate the grand opening of MansaWear clothing store at 367 Park Ave.

“MansaWear is a wonderful addition to the Park Avenue shopping scene that will further enhance this area’s reputation as the destination of choice for those looking for eclectic items and original designs,” said Commissioner Smith. “I want to thank Ms. Brown for making this investment in the city and helping us grow Rochester’s economy.”

MansaWear, founded in 2004 and officially launched in 2010, offers women’s clothing and accessories that blend the fashions of Ghana and the United States. Every outfit is made to measure in Ghana and shipped back to the customer in the United States. The designs feature enigmatic stripes, waves and dots and geometric patterns.

Ms. Brown started the business by organizing trunk shows and is excited to open her own storefront on Park Avenue. The store employs three people.
“MansaWear is a show place for our clients to see and touch our beautiful fabrics and well-made outfits,” she said. “I want to introduce women to the elegant designs made from high quality, beautiful fabrics from Ghana.”

Store hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.


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