Selling summer, lemondade in Inwood


If you are driving through Inwood and happen down Bayview Avenue, stop and buy a cup of lemonade and a snack from Aaliyah Nunn’s stand outside of 293 Bayview Ave.

Nunn, 4, and her grandmother Valerie Nunn, are outside on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 1 p.m., selling tasty, chilled organic lemonade for $1, along with many treats stored in clear glass jars waiting for the picking.

“We have lemonade because its hot this summer,” Aaliyah said, as she handed a customer his change and was exhorting people to buy as soon as they pulled up in their cars.

Her father, Sheldon Nunn, who used wood planks similar to the garden fencing that is outside the house, built the lemonade stand. Uncles, Joe Pickens and Marcus Nunn, also helped spur Aaliyah to become an entrepreneur.

Learning to make change, as grandma counts out the money, Aaliyah is getting a head start on learning business and finance, and is not afraid of heavy lifting as she ran to get a refill container of lemonade. If you are in a hurry, Valerie brings the lemonade and treat right to you.

“It is never too early to start,” Valerie said, about her granddaughter’s burgeoning business.