Sally Bevans is a 9th District resident and 9th District small business owner of Sal's Gumbo Shack. Opening up her business in North Long Beach eight months ago was a key priority for Sal because she wanted to invest in her community.
"I live in North Long Beach and I decided to open up a business here because I wanted to serve my friends, neighbors, and family," Sal said.
"We have great food here and a good atmosphere. I want people to come to my place and feel like they're at home." Although she admits that running a business is challenging, she wants to be a good icon and example in the neighborhood.
"Having my own business has changed my life because I'm doing what I love and living my dream. I would encourage those who are seeking to open up their own business in North Long Beach to do so because it's nice, quiet, and people friendly."
Sal's Gumbo Shack is located at 6148 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805.