Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. (MGV) is headquartered in Washington DC. The company began operations under the name “Pen & Prose” in 1996 on a cart in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. From its auspicious beginnings, Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. learned from hands-on experience what it takes to create, sustain and grow a business within an airport environment.
In 2003, Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. expanded its operations to Dulles Airport under a Joint Venture agreement with HMSHost and recently with Stellar Partners. Morgan Group Ventures, Inc. currently operates, independently and in partnership with HMSHost and Stellar Partners, 24 locations in 3 airports.
Morgan Group Ventures owns and operates concepts primarily in three (3) areas:
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Full-service restaurants and bars, coffee shops and gourmet treats. Our current facilities include popular brands such as Carrabbas, District Chophouse, Wolfgang Puck, Kapnos, and Starbucks.
Brand name and creative merchandise, selected with our numerous years of experience in airport specialty retail in mind, is available in our Pen & Prose Boutiques. These boutiques display an array of writing instruments from Parker, Waterman, Cross, Lamy; fine stationery products from Crane, Moleskine, Rhodia; fashion accessories from Vera Bradley, Spartina, Seiko; travel accessories, handmade and free trade gifts from around the globe; and unique business accessories to name only a few merchandise categories.
NEWS & GIFTS
These locations provide travelers with reading materials, snacks, electronics, souvenirs, pharmaceutical and other necessities often purchased before getting on a plane.
Owner, Mary Morgan is a graduate of both The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Virginia Commonwealth University. She possesses a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, respectively. Additionally, Ms. Morgan is a Certified Public Accountant.
The first store will open in the Fall of 2021 and will be located between Terminal C and D in the Southwest Airlines hub.
The second store, which will offer café style seating that will be located pre-security and be open to the public, will open in the Spring of 2022. The store will offer grab and go food, a creative space with entertainment, and be a great place for family and friends to wait for arriving passengers as access pre-security does not require a ticket for entry.
The Tennessee Tribune Stores will have over 40 local/state minority vendors’ top-notch retail products that range from snacks, jewelry, gourmet coffee blends, apparel, ready to drink beverages, top shelf wines and spirits, HBCU collegiate apparel, celebrity published works from local authors, traditional souvenirs, items from the world-renowned Winfrey Family Foods line and more.
Over 40 diverse suppliers will participate in the supply chain and retail sales including Winfrey Family Foods, Kandles by Kierra as seen on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kernels Popcorn Nashville, Uncle Nearest Whiskey, The College Crib, Maggie Allen Candy, and Smokin Joe’s and others.