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Street Glitter Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
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Foundry Provisions Café

Above: Manager of Foundry Provisions, Kimmie Burton, outside the cafe.

A licensed real estate broker for several years, Mark Nottingham decided to partner with his brother, Joshua, to open their own real estate brokerage firm, Nottingham Realty. The Nottingham brothers found the perfect property to house their business in Indianapolis’ Herron-Morton neighborhood: a historic, 100-year-old building that had sat vacant and in disrepair for many years but had great potential. The property had room to house Nottingham Realty and additional commercial space where the brothers hoped to open a café. Mark and Josh just needed affordable financing to help purchase the property and get their new ventures up and ru... Learn More

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