Houston Chronicle: Emancipation Avenue a home for economic dreams in Third Ward

Full article by Andrea Rumbaugh


Similarly, the Emancipation Economic Development Council and Project Row Houses announced in January that they received $460,000 from the Kinder Foundation. The money was earmarked for seven projects, including a wealth-building symposium, affordable-housing initiatives and a neighborhood cleanup team ahead of Emancipation Park's grand reopening.

Project Row Houses is a community-based arts and culture nonprofit group. Its Artist Rounds program opens houses for artists to display their work, and a recent round included small business owners. Russell, with Crumbville, teamed up with artist Anthony Suber to create an art installation that was a bakery popup shop. It was open for four months.

That was the first time Russell's business had a physical location. After the event, Project Row Houses asked Russell to join its business incubation program. She opened Crumbville, selling her E-dub-a-licious Treats, on Oct. 8.