Supporting Charlotte’s black-owned businesses

Supporting Charlotte’s black-owned businesses
Carolyn Barber of Reggae Central

There are many ways to join in the fight for racial equality. You can donate money to a local grassroots organization. You can join a protest, if you feel you can do so safely. You can educate yourself and have conversations about racial justice.

But one of the most direct ways to support the black community is to shop at black-owned businesses, many of which have also been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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We’ve compiled a list of restaurants and shops and will continue to add to it. If you would like your black-owned business added to the list, please email your information to

Some businesses may not be operating at full capacity due to COVID-19, so we suggest using the links provided below to confirm business hours and services being offered.

Restaurants, bakeries, dessert bars

1501 South Mint

1501 S. Mint St., 980-237-7809

Ace of Spuds Food Truck

Click here for schedule

Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe

6434-F W. Sugar Creek Rd., 704-598-6863

Bedder, Bedder and Moore

3501 South Tryon St., 704-527-0107

Big Tanks SoulFull Kitchen

2130 E. Arbors Drive, Suite 125, 980-355-0366

Open from noon - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Thursday.

BW Sweets Bakery

3126 Milton Rd. E., 704-464-0767

Caribbean Hut

9609 N. Tryon St., 704-593-0030

200 W. Woodlawn Rd., 704-527-9505

Also in Gastonia

Cuzzo’s Cuisine

3418 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-298-6811

Divine Fish and Fixins

981 Central Drive NW, Suite 140, Concord, 704-795-5662

Floyd’s Soul Food

4122 N. Graham St., 704-597-5519


516 N. Graham St.

Closed Monday

Hip Hop Smoothies

249 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd., Suite 210, 980-938-6702

Offering smoothies, coffee and ice cream.

It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn

Inside 7th Street Public Market at 224 E. 7th St., 412-519-0719

Your704: Worthy + BA

Jazzy Cheesecakes

9402 Northlake West Drive, Suite 102, 980-859-7859

The Jerk Joint Jamaican Restaurant

4841 Shopton Rd., Suite A, 980-237-6087

Order online at

Koffee Kup New Edition

430 Old Little Rock Rd.

Closed Sunday and Monday

La’Wan’s Soul Food Restaurant

7520 S Tryon St., 704-665-7225

Leah and Louise

At Camp North End, 301 Camp Rd., 980-309-0690

Londa’s Place

3635 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., 980-299-6461

LuLu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood

2400 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-498-0838

Mama Gee’s

509 Beatties Ford Rd., 704-817-8732

Mert’s Heart and Soul

214 North College St., 704-342-4222

Mr. 3’s Crab Pot

401 Bradford Drive, 980-237-1626

Also in Gastonia and Rock Hill

Mr. Charles Chicken and Fish

3100 Statesville Rd., 704-333-0455

8006 Cambridge Commons Drive, 704-595-7410

The Nappy Chef

5933 Albemarle Rd., 980-219-7478

Negril Social Restaurant and Lounge

3428 N. Tryon St., 980-224-9649

Original Chicken and Ribs

1100 Beatties Ford Rd., 704-332-2902


3123 N. Davidson St., Suite B, 980-237-9750

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Queen’s Coffee Bar

1720 Pegram St., 704-817-8985

Closed Sunday

Seafood Connection

630 University Center Blvd., 980-859-1194

Open Thursday through Sunday

Soul Central

2903 Central Ave., 980-349-4015

STATS Restaurant and Bar

3425 David Cox Rd., 980-474-1325

Uptown Yolk

Inside 7th Street Public Market at 224 E. 7th St.


7945 N. Tryon St., Unit 110, 980-355-0075

What The Fries Food Truck

Click here for schedule


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Artists paint 'BLACK LIVES MATTER' street mural in heart of uptown

Retail shops, services

Affordable Medical Supply

7200-E Albermarle Rd., 980-613-8496

All-Pro Builders and Restorations

Another Level Counseling and Consultation

Counseling/mental health agency in the University area.


Appliance Medic

More than 20 years of HVAC and appliance repair experience.

Call 704-659-1871

Artistry Glam & Extensions

Mobile beauty business.

704-445-4950 or

Awards Garage Door


The Birth Affect

Labor and postpartum Doula support services.

Blanding Realty Group

Bohemian Brown Gurl

Online jewelry and accessories boutique.


The Brand CharLit

Clothing and apparel.

Brothers Appliance Repair


Carolina Air Team

Residential and commercial heating and air conditioning services, installations and maintenance.


Carolina Hemp Company in Mint Hill

11205 Lawyers Rd., Unit B, Mint Hill


Carolina Home Care Solutions

3551 North Sharon Amity, 704-910-0050

Carolina’s Luxury Event Rentals and Floral (CLUX)

805 Pressley Rd., Suite 109, 980-318-8880

1635 W. Trade St., Suite 1F, 980-256-5788

Charlotte Yarn

Kenilworth Commons Shopping Center at 1235 East Blvd., 704-373-7442

Open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday or call 704-313-9233

Cleansing Waters Colonics

Services offered include colon hydrotherapy, massage, v-steams and more.

3071 Hwy 21, Suite 105, Fort Mill, 803-203-7386

Cornish and Associates Insurance Agency

7506 E. Independence Blvd., #112

704-496-9295 or email

Dear Soul Music Company

Resources and professional development for independent artists.

ERD Home Inspections

Fully licensed and insured, 704-890-9594

Env Nail Spa (nail salon)

5630 N. Graham St., Suite B, 704-280-9348

F&H Tax Company


Feel So Wright Hair

Purchase hair extensions and hair products online.

Get Bodied Wax Studio

Appointment required.

900 Metropolitan Ave., Suite 1B, Studio 114 (in My Salon Suites), 704-634-3105

Good Times Charlotte

Retail shop

3010 Monroe Rd., Suite 108, 980-295-3072

The Grooming Lounge

Locations at Northlake Mall, Carolina Place Mall and Davis Lake Shopping Center.

Hair2Perfection Studio

9215 Monroe Road, Suite 20 (in Mosaic Salons)


3907 South Blvd., 980-585-1066

6801 Northlake Mall Drive; located on the second level of the mall near Belk

Open from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon - 6 p.m. Sunday

The Hemp Source

Health and wellness hemp dispensary.

3401 South Blvd., Suite E, 980-613-8590

Higher Learning Transportation Service

Provides safe, reliable transportation for kids and teens.

980-237-1364 or

Jennifer Temps (staffing agency)

704-510-1556 or

Offering therapy for individuals, couples, families.

904 E. 8th St., 980-237-7732

Lashvibes By Shanni

Certified lash technician

Open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - noon Saturday

Text to book an appointment, 716-772-8569

8535-D Hankins Rd., 704-597-0209

Level II Venue

10210 Berkeley Place Dr., 704-516-9805

M&F Bank

101 Beatties Ford Rd.

MW Platinum Roofing and Construction


MoaZen Jewelry

604 W. Morehead St., 704-780-7759

Media Arts Collective (photography services)

For pricing, contact or call 704-771-9927.

Morrison Cleaners and Alterations

721 Governor Morrison St., 704-995-0054

For information on services or to request a quote, call 704-907-1777 or go to

My Chic Cellar

Online clothing boutique.

My Green House (CBD retailer)

349 Copperfield Blvd. NE, Suite B, Concord, 704-787-8656

Open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday

NLK Love Essentials

Specializes in custom gift baskets.

The Nanny Company

Nanny placement and referral agency, 704-989-8091

New Beginning Home Care

Specializing in home care for elderly or disabled adults.


Locations in Uptown, Carolina Place Mall, Northlake Mall, Concord Mills.

Peake Construction

Roofing, siding, water restoration.

809 E. Arrowood Rd., Suite 100, 704-957-1363

Pioneer Cleaning Company

Services include commercial and residential cleaning, landscaping, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, carpet cleaning and pest control treatments.

3010 Monroe Rd., Suite 101, 704-496-9182

Open from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday

Queen City Beauty Supply

2925 E. WT Harris Blvd., 704-508-9015

Queen Sugar Hair Removal Studio

2201 Park Rd., Suite A, 704-458-8680

Appointment required.

QuickSilver Funding Solutions

Business loans, credit lines, invoice factoring and working capital loans.

Call 877-637-5222, ext. 101

RDL Private Utility Locating

Locates buried and underground utilities prior to excavation and for engineering and development.


Raispire Lifestyle Apparel

Performance and athleisure wear for women; sizes range from S-3XL. Men’s collection coming soon. Available online.

Locations in University, Plaza Midwood, South End and Cornelius.

Specializing in designing and installing signs, vehicle wraps and banners.

Call 980-430-3932 or visit

1506 Central Ave., 704-377-2782

Open from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Sifford Properties

Property management and tenant placement services.

704-405-3022 or

Simplicity Consulting Firm

Specializing in customer service needs, bookkeeping and tax analysis.


SpicyJewels by Shae

Sugar and Spice Party Bus

Now offering home craft/activity kits. Bus parties will resume following phase 3 of North Carolina reopening.

Party bus company adapts to COVID-19 restrictions, helps community

Natasha Towner - Real Estate Agent

TVMT TV Mount Team

Television mounting service.



Athletic apparel

Wiz White Collection

Online apparel shop.

Worthy + BA

Online handmade jewelry and accessories shop.

Your Destiny Learning Center

7212 Albemarle Rd., 980-207-0450 or

Offers virtual learning assistance to students from kindergarten to 8th grade.


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