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Brockton High’s Hakim Atkinson owns Almanzar Auto Sales

BRIDGEWATER — A former Brockton High student-athlete found his niche after leaving a full-time job. Now, the 25-year-old dug deep into his savings to purchase an auto dealership with a business partner. 

“I realized that I wanted to be able to choose who I work with and acquire like-minded people in my work circle. This is the main reason I went into business for myself. You hold yourself accountable for your success or lack thereof,” Hakim Atkinson, co-owner of Almanzar Auto Sales in Bridgewater, said. 

As a child, Atkinson watched his father’s Jamaican restaurant, Top Notch Caribbean Cuisine, run smoothly in Randolph. He knew that ultimately being an entrepreneur was the best decision in his journey, but he didn’t take that leap until June this year. 

Atkinson graduated from BHS in 2015 and furthered his education at the American International College. He played football, earned his bachelor’s in English and earned a master’s in education in 2020.

Hakim Atkinson of Almanzar Auto Sales makes a price change on one of the cars for sale at his dealership in Bridgewater on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022. Atkinson says if a car stays on the lot past a certain time frame, they will lower the price a bit.

After graduation, Atkinson worked for the Brockton Public School system until 2022. 

As the young entrepreneur navigated through the world of education, he felt a missing piece in his life. After doing some soul-searching, everything finally made sense. 

“One day, this opportunity fell in my lap,” Atkinson said.

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