Kenya Brantley is owner of Greenhouse Mercantile, a curated lifestyle shop located in the heart of historic downtown Newnan. She is originally from Vienna, Georgia, where both of her parents were educators for a combined total of almost 70 years. After graduating high school, Kenya attended Georgia Southern University. While receiving her bachelor of arts degree in early childhood education, she also met her husband, Robert, of almost 22 years. They have three beautiful children together: Issachar, Alyssia, and Leona.
Kenya started Greenhouse Mercantile in 2016, wanting it to be proof to her daughter that Black women can achieve anything, accomplish anything, grow anything, and do anything that they set their minds to do. Truly unstoppable. And after learning that her grandmother ran her own successful business, Kenya believed that she could absolutely do it, too.
Kenya Brantley is a Main Street Newnan merchant, a member of 100 Women Who Care Coweta County, Co-Treasurer of Conditioned Hearts, Member of West Central Georgia National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. and Recipient of the 2021 Business Leadership Award, Committee Member of Newnan’s Christmas Commission, and a Member of the NAACP Coweta Chapter. Kenya also is a recipient of the Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Troup Coweta Alumnae 2022 Citizen of the Year Award.
Kenya has received numerous grants, including the Caress Dreams to Reality Fund Grant, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity Grant, the Buy From a Black Woman Grant, and the Fearless Foundation Grant.
Since owning her retail shop, Kenya has been featured in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Atlanta Tribune. Her hobbies include listening to financial podcasts and tending to her new found love, houseplants. Kenya also enjoys doing yoga and running a few times a week.
Kenya‘s philosophy on life is to find joy in the journey. There is so much that we learn in the processes that we go through. Helping Black women to succeed and assisting them in becoming their best self is the reason behind everything that she does."