There’s a remarkable entrepreneurial spirit that runs through the deLeon family, one that’s powered community in Brooklyn for decades. Kai Avent-deLeon was inspired by her mother, Lisa deLeon, and her grandmother, Doreen deLeon’s own business ventures to start Sincerely, Tommy, a concept store that’s half boutique, half community space, in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Kai, Lisa, and Doreen each share how their family’s legacy of entrepreneurship has built an Extraordinary foundation that’s supported three generations and counting.
I couldn’t have started Sincerely, Tommy without my mom and grandmother. After I put the business plan together, I approached them with the idea of opening up