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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Retail bakery offering a full line of pastries, cupcakes, custom cakes, pies, cookies and more.
East Town Market - 5820 East WT Harris Blvd.
South End - 1425 Winnifred St.
9609 N. Tryon St., 704-593-0030
200 W. Woodlawn Rd., 704-527-9505
Also in Gastonia
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.
Funnel to Heaven
Funnel cakes and catering.
1635 West Trade St.
Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
The Gathering Grounds
4456 The Plaza, Suite E, 980-236-7411
8432 Old Statesville Road, Suite 200, 980-225-7751
Hip Hop Smoothies
Offering smoothies, coffee and ice cream.
249 Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd., Suite 210, 980-938-6702
It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn
Inside 7th Street Public Market at 224 E. 7th St., 412-519-0719
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 jerkjointrestaurant.com
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
1821 Bishop Madison Lane, 704-393-8099
Leah and Louise
At Camp North End, 301 Camp Rd., 980-309-0690
3635 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd., 980-299-6461
LuLu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood
2400 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-498-0838
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
630 University Center Blvd., 980-859-1194
Open Thursday through Sunday
2903 Central Ave., 980-349-4015
STATS Restaurant and Bar
3425 David Cox Rd., 980-474-1325
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
Black-owned business profiles:
- Kaleidoscope Counseling
- Red Pen Graphics
- Media Arts Collective
- Boundary Street Advisors
- Reggae Central
- Leap of Faith Dance Academy
- Charlotte Youth Broadcasting Camp
- Jazzy Cheesecakes
- Mert's Heart and Soul
- Charlie's Angels Beauty Bar
- Happy Kat Candles and Gifts
- Move Pack Clean
- No Grease Barbershop
- BW Sweets Bakery
- Rapid Tax
- Premier Pharmacy and Wellness Center
- Hair’s Your Glory
Retail shops, services
AHJ Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services
Residential and commercial.
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.
More than 20 years of HVAC and appliance repair experience.
Arrow Staffing Solutions
Staffing agency with emphasis on staffing convicted felons and recidivism prevention.
Artistry Glam & Extensions
Mobile beauty business.
704-445-4950 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Awards Garage Door
The Birth Affect
Labor and postpartum Doula support services.
Black Classics (BC) – outdoor, drive-in cinema series
For upcoming events, visit theblackclassics.com.
Blanding Realty Group
Bohemian Brown Gurl
Online jewelry and accessories boutique.
The Brand CharLit
Clothing and apparel.
Brothers Appliance Repair
Captivate at SouthPark Mall
4400 Sharon Road; located next to Michael Kors and across from David Yurman.
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
Kenilworth Commons Shopping Center at 1235 East Blvd., 704-373-7442
Open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Charlotteybc@gmail.com 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 email@example.com
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
900 Metropolitan Ave., Suite 1B, Studio 114 (in My Salon Suites), 704-634-3105
Good Times Charlotte
3010 Monroe Rd., Suite 108, 980-295-3072
The Grooming Lounge
Locations at Northlake Mall, Carolina Place Mall and Davis Lake Shopping Center.
HMO Handyman Services
HMO Home Inspections
HMO Moving Company
HMO Pest Control
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Immaculate Property Solutions
Concord based real estate investors who buy houses that are distressed, and houses from homeowners who need to sell their house but are unable to make repairs.
Jennifer Temps (staffing agency)
704-510-1556 or email@example.com
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
Loc’d by Nature
All-natural hair products for locs and natural hair.
101 Beatties Ford Rd.
MW Platinum Roofing and Construction
Phylicia McCargo - Real Estate Agent
Allen Tate - Charlotte Steele Creek
604 W. Morehead St., 704-780-7759
Media Arts Collective (photography services)
For pricing, contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 movepackclean.com.
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.
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.
704-271-4333 or email@example.com
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
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 redpengraphics.com
1506 Central Ave., 704-377-2782
Open from noon - 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday
Shades of Moss
Plant shop that also carries pots, vinyl, books and plant-related merchandise.
1419 E. 7th St., 704-561-1198
Property management and tenant placement services.
704-405-3022 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Simplicity Consulting Firm
Specializing in customer service needs, bookkeeping and tax analysis.
All-natural skincare and beauty products including soaps, lotions and oils. Available online. Select products also available at Happy Kat Candles and Gifts at Northlake Mall.
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.
Hand-crafted natural, organic hair and skin care products.
Order online via Etsy; local deliveries also available.
Natasha Towner - Real Estate Agent
TVMT TV Mount Team
Television mounting service.
Vital Medical Staffing
Clinician owned staffing agency that specializes in the placement of healthcare professionals of all disciplines and specialties in medical facilities.
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 email@example.com
Offers virtual learning assistance to students from kindergarten to 8th grade.