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Dennis McKinley Is Opening a Hemp & CBD Store in Atlanta

Porsha Williams' fiancé recently announced an exciting new business venture.

By Abby Feiner
Dennis Mckinley Porsha New Store

Dennis McKinley is opening shop in Atlanta. 

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Dennis, who is engaged to The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Porsha Williams, announced in a March 15 Instagram post Carolina Hemp Company will open soon in East Atlanta Village. 

"Location 11," he wrote alongside a photo of the store's white exterior, which currently features nothing except for a sign that reads, "Coming Soon," and paper covering the windows. Dennis also added the hashtags: "ATLANTA" and "under construction."

In 2019, Dennis and business partner Greg George joined forces to form the Empire Franchise Group, which later acquired Carolina Hemp Company. According to its website, Carolina Hemp Company is "an education focused hemp general store and wholesale distributor of quality hemp flower extract products such as sublingual oil, vape oils, concentrates, and other hemp products including organically-grown hemp flower, topicals and edibles."

In an August 2019 Instagram post, Dennis called the company "the future of Hemp & CBD!"

While RHOA fans know Dennis is often traveling due to his nationwide business ventures, he also heads Atlanta-based businesses Cru Hookah Lounge and the Original Hot Dog Factory.

Dennis isn't the only Bravo personality finding success in the CBD business. The Real Housewives of Orange County's Tamra Judge and her husband, Eddie, launched their VENA Wellness CBD product line in 2019, after searching for solutions when their dog was diagnosed with cancer and Eddie was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.

RHOA cast member Eva Marcille, meanwhile, launched her CBD line, cEVAd, just a day after she gave birth to her son Maverick. "This is personal for me. As a mom to three happy, healthy, radiant children, I’m passionate about natural health," she wrote at the time. "For myself, I’m looking for effective, natural products that feed my soul and nourish my body, without unwanted chemicals and toxins." 

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