Mayor Purzycki Helps Two City Businesses Settle into Their New Home at 400-408 North Market Street
October 27, 2019
Mayor Mike Purzycki joined Green Box Kitchen founders Jason Aviles, Angela Wagner, and John Naughton, and Jet Phynx Films CEO and founder Paris “Jet Phynx” Duncan for a joint ribbon-cutting ceremony today to officially welcome the two Wilmington businesses to their new home on Market Street in the Downtown Business District. Also present at today’s ceremony were Council President Hanifa Shabazz, 4th District Council Member Michelle Harlee, and Bill Freeborn, Director of the Wilmington Neighborhood Conservancy Land Bank, an agency that also has a new office in the renovated Market Street complex. Attendees and the public were invited to tour both newly renovated establishments.
“We are very pleased to welcome these two successful businesses to this beautiful new space on Market Street,” said the Mayor. “Wilmington’s already thriving Downtown District is fortunate to have the talent, creativity, drive, and innovation of these young entrepreneurs, all of whom are committed to enriching the City’s cultural life while also nourishing – literally and figuratively – the communities that they serve.”
Green Box Kitchen, at 400 North Market Street, is a fast-casual vegan eatery and juice bar, serving hand-crafted salads, grain bowls, smoothies, açaí bowls, cold-pressed juices, and other fresh foods that are both delicious and always 100% plant-based. The restaurant is an outgrowth of Wilmington Green Box, a 501(c)(3) non-profit formed in 2016 and centered on providing jobs for local at-risk teens while supplying so-called urban “food deserts” with access to healthy goods. Both organizations are committed to hiring community members and fulfilling market demand for healthy dining options that anyone can enjoy on a consistent basis.
Jet Phynx Films, next door at 408 North Market Street, was incorporated as an independent film company in 2015. It specializes in entertainment and lifestyle branding, offering digital content such as video production, photography, motion graphics, graphic and sound design, and music production, and boasts a client list that includes Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Coca-Cola, Under Armour, Roc Nation, RCA Records, Atlantic Records, Skechers, Zelle, and Soundcloud among others. Jet Phynx Films strives to offer a space that will help “creatives and executives bring their imagination to life.”