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Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association (TAMA)
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Tiecha Merritt, 
TAMA President
is presently owner of The Bush Doctor Juice Bar which has been operating for over 11 years.She is the Former owner of the legendary "Jazz Spot Cafe" and opened one of the first clothing boutiques on Tompkins avenue in the early 90's. She Opened her first home business at the age of 14.

With over 20 years in operating  businesses, she Knows the hardships small businesses go through and the services needed for them to succeed.

Her innovative ideas has help expand TAMA not only by membership, but also by growth of the brand "TAMA".


Micheal Brooks, 
TAMA Vice President
is partner of Bed-Vyne Wine, Bed- Vyne Brew, and Bed-Vyne Cocktail. He is one of the pioneers of the craft movement in Brooklyn, with focus on limited production wines, beers and spirits.

Due to his sharp business sense ,and 11 years in business, he knows the tools necessary for small business owners to stay a float. He brings an entrepreneurial spirit to TAMA
About Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association (TAMA)
Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association otherwise know as TAMA was founded by Bridge Street development in 2009. Along with enhancing Tompkins Avenue, and its small businesses, we take most pride in our annual NYC weekend walks / TAMA Summer Festival. Which draws over 2,500 participants, who come out to support local business  and vendors on Tompkins avenue.  

We care most about small businesses being successful, therefore we work hard on trying to supply the necessary tools needed for business to succeed.   

Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association (TAMA) operated right here in Brooklyn New York. Our services come with a hands on personal touch.
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Committed to helping our merchants achieve their dreams
Oma Holloway, TAMA Interim Treasure
Bridge Street Development Corporation (BSDC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the mission of which is to build partnerships with businesses, government, and other community stakeholders to provide civic and economic opportunities to the residents of Central Brooklyn with a focus on low to moderate-income households.

Our vision is to preserve Bedford-Stuyvesant and the adjacent neighborhoods of central and eastern Brooklyn as a desirable neighborhood for raising families, owning businesses and taking part in rich cultural, spiritual and recreational opportunities. Our motto, “Building on Community Strength,” describes our core belief that the most effective way to improve a community is to develop and promote local assets, including people, homes, businesses, and organizations.e to add text.
Former Vice President of Community Board 3, owner of an consulting company, and currently serves as Director of Community Engagement for Bridge Street Development Corporation, responsible for the general oversight and management of three core program areas: Community/Tenant Organizing, Youth (Youth Workforce) Development and Economic Development. Through her work with BSDC, Oma has provided back office support for the TAMA, secured grant funding and served as a partner in the growth and development of TAMA Summer Fest, Feast Bed-Stuy and other place making activities to support the businesses on Tompkins Avenue.