Keith Richardson owns Conkrete Kickz Sneaker Boutique in West Jackson near Jackson State University.
A longtime sneaker fan, Richardson was living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast when a "job offer I couldn't refuse" called him to Jackson. He worked with Foot Locker part-time ("for the discount," he said) until he formed his business plan and opened his own store.
Conkrete offers a selection of exclusive shoes, along with clothing and accessories, mostly for men, but women's shoes are offered, too. The shop also serves as a community gathering space, with live music and dance events.
- Meeting/Event Space