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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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, 704-582-2866
Floyd’s Soul Food
4122 N. Graham St., 704-597-5519
516 N. Graham St.
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
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
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
Queen’s Coffee Bar
1720 Pegram St., 704-817-8985
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
- Queen’s Coffee Bar
- 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
All-Pro Builders and Restorations
Another Level Counseling and Consultation
Counseling/mental health agency in the University area.
The Birth Affect
Labor and postpartum Doula support services.
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
Dear Soul Music Company
Resources and professional development for independent artists.
Get Bodied Wax Studio
900 Metropolitan Ave., Suite 1B, Studio 114 (in My Salon Suites), 704-634-3105
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
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
101 Beatties Ford Rd.
MW Platinum Roofing and Construction
604 W. Morehead St., 704-780-7759
Media Arts Collective (photography services)
For pricing, contact email@example.com or call 704-771-9927.
For information on services or to request a quote, call 704-907-1777 or go to movepackclean.com.
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
Locations in Uptown, Carolina Place Mall, Northlake Mall, Concord Mills.
Roofing, siding, water restoration.
809 E. Arrowood Rd., Suite 100, 704-957-1363
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 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.
10130 Mallard Creek Rd., 980-734-3420
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
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.
Wiz White Collection
Online apparel shop.
Worthy + BA
Online handmade jewelry and accessories shop.
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