Neighborhood Champion Kate McGovern

Meet Kate McGovern, Neighborhood Champion

Kate McGovern is a champion for her neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. “In the center of this vibrant neighborhood at the corner of Academy and Chalkstone Avenues, you’ll find a beautiful new mural by AGonza on one side of the street and La Poblanita Market on the other,” she muses enthusiastically. “Our neighborhood businesses are a wonderful mix of old and new.”

Kate highlighted five Mount Pleasant businesses for Independents Month:

New garden gloves from Mount Pleasant Hardware
On Kate’s most recent visit to Mount Pleasant Hardware, she bought some new garden gloves.

Mount Pleasant Hardware has been “the Nuts and Bolts of the Community” for 99 years! Kate describes it as “a wonderful family business with the fourth generation now serving the community.”

Entry to Nubian Beauty Supply

Nubian Beauty Supply is the neighborhood’s newest small business, opened by Tanida and Tom West in February 2022. According to Kate, “Nubian has a terrific selection of hair care and beauty products.”

Awning sign of La Bella Boutique, Ropa Colombiana

“La Bella Boutique esta para servirle a usted y complacer su gustos tenemos estilo de ropas para todos.”

Cifuentes Upholstery sign

Cifuentes Upholstery, “a skilled neighborhood business,” has been in Mount Pleasant for five years. It is the place for all your upholstery needs: chairs, couches, car, boat seats, even pool covers.

Podmaska Insurance building

Podmaska Insurance is a family-owned business with more than 40 years of experience. “They can help you select the right insurance product for auto, home, rental, or business,” says Kate.