Popular Overtown Ice Cream Company One Of The Community’s Coolest Businesses
http://www.jbrosicecream.com/ | @jacksonbrosicecream
Through the years, the Miami neighborhood of Overtown has changed and the people have changed with it. Donaven Jackson, owner of Jackson Bros. ice cream, aims to keep his business thriving and a staple within the community.
“As a businessman, a lot of the kids look up to me,” said Jackson, 30, of his impact in the community. “One of the guys, the other day, said, ‘Man, you have been doing this a long time. We look up to you and we respect you.’
“As a resident, it’s [Overtown] really changing, things are really changing. Like in a blink of an eye, I was just in high school when they were talking about how they were going to start building high rises. And here it is, it is changing.”
Jackson, whose brother Amo, 33, also works in the company, has been in business for himself since his early 20s. He said that experience has been one his greatest teachers along his journey.
“Creating a brand,” he said. “Things that I know now, if I would have known that when I first started, then I would have been in a better position. I was young and making a lot of money.”
With all of his success, Jackson has his eyes on something more permanent that would keep him even more connected to Overtown.