This video vignette is a part of our "In Central I Can" campaign, a tribute to the Square's resilient and entrepreneurial spirit. Central is a dynamic hub where individuals from diverse backgrounds and age groups converge to transform their aspirations into reality. Each individual featured in our profiles shares a unique perspective on how this neighborhood has significantly influenced their personal or professional journey.

Meet Nita Mariel, the face behind @mahoganyexpression, owner of the recently inaugurated Popp Boutique at 301 Mass Ave since February 2023. With a family history deeply rooted in Cambridge, spanning four generations, Nita intimately understands the evolution of the Port, both in its past and present. From her grandmother's entrepreneurial endeavors in the Square to Nita now running her own store, the spirit of entrepreneurship in Central Square continues to thrive and inspire.

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