Supporting Charlotte’s black-owned businesses

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 staff@your704.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

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Ace of Spuds Food Truck

Click here for schedule

aceofspudstruck.com

Anntony’s Caribbean Cafe

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

anntonys.com

Bedder, Bedder and Moore

3501 South Tryon St., 704-527-0107

bb-m.com

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.

Instagram or website

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.

704-464-0767

bwsweetsbakery.com

>> Read more about BW Sweets in our business spotlight

Caribbean Hut

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

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

Also in Gastonia

caribbean-hut.com

Cuzzo’s Cuisine

3418 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-298-6811

cuzzoscuisine.com

Divine Fish and Fixins

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

Facebook

Floyd’s Soul Food

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

floydssoulfood.net

Freshwaters

516 N. Graham St.

Closed Monday

freshwaterscharlotte.com

Funnel to Heaven

Funnel cakes and catering.

1635 West Trade St.

Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Facebook

The Gathering Grounds

4456 The Plaza, Suite E, 980-236-7411

8432 Old Statesville Road, Suite 200, 980-225-7751

Facebook

Hip Hop Smoothies

Offering smoothies, coffee and ice cream.

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

hiphopsmoothies.com

It’s Poppin! Gourmet Kettle Korn

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

itspoppingourmetkettlekorn.com

Jazzy Cheesecakes

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

jazzycheesecakes.com

>> Read more about Jazzy Cheesecakes in our business spotlight

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

Facebook

La’Wan’s Soul Food Restaurant

7520 S Tryon St., 704-665-7225

lawans.com

Laurene’s Cafeteria

1821 Bishop Madison Lane, 704-393-8099

laurenescafeteria.com

Leah and Louise

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

leahandlouise.com

Londa’s Place

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

Facebook

LuLu’s Maryland Style Chicken and Seafood

2400 Tuckaseegee Rd., 980-498-0838

luluscharlotte.business.site

Mama Gee’s

509 Beatties Ford Rd., 704-817-8732

mamageescharlotte.com

Mert’s Heart and Soul

214 North College St., 704-342-4222

mertscharlotte.com

>> Read more about Mert’s Heart and Soul in our business spotlight

Mr. 3’s Crab Pot

401 Bradford Drive, 980-237-1626

Also in Gastonia and Rock Hill

mr3scrabpot.com

Mr. Charles Chicken and Fish

3100 Statesville Rd., 704-333-0455

8006 Cambridge Commons Drive, 704-595-7410

mrcharleschickenandfish.com

The Nappy Chef

5933 Albemarle Rd., 980-219-7478

Facebook

Negril Social Restaurant and Lounge

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

Facebook

Original Chicken and Ribs

1100 Beatties Ford Rd., 704-332-2902

chicknribz.com

Popbar

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

Closed Monday and Tuesday

Facebook

Seafood Connection

630 University Center Blvd., 980-859-1194

Open Thursday through Sunday

seafoodconnectiontogo.com

Soul Central

2903 Central Ave., 980-349-4015

soulcentralfood.com

STATS Restaurant and Bar

3425 David Cox Rd., 980-474-1325

statscharlotte.com

Uptown Yolk

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

theyolkcafe.com

Veltree

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

veltree.com

What The Fries Food Truck

Click here for schedule

whatthefriesclt.com

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Black-owned business profiles:

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Retail shops, services

AHJ Disinfecting and Sanitizing Services

Residential and commercial.

980-236-0792

ahjdisinfectingsanitizing.com

Affordable Medical Supply

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

All-Pro Builders and Restorations

allprobuilders1.com

Another Level Counseling and Consultation

Counseling/mental health agency in the University area.

704-548-5298

anotherlevelcounseling.com

Appliance Medic

More than 20 years of HVAC and appliance repair experience.

Call 704-659-1871

appliancemedicCLT.com

Arrow Staffing Solutions

Staffing agency with emphasis on staffing convicted felons and recidivism prevention.

980-277-2530

arrowstaffingsolutions.org

Artistry Glam & Extensions

Mobile beauty business.

704-445-4950 or sales@artistryglamllc.com

artistryglamllc.com

Awards Garage Door

704-245-7272

get-awards.com

The Birth Affect

Labor and postpartum Doula support services.

thebirthaffect.com

Black Classics (BC) – outdoor, drive-in cinema series

For upcoming events, visit theblackclassics.com.

Blanding Realty Group

marlon@blandingrealtygroup.com, blandingrealtygroup.com

Bohemian Brown Gurl

Online jewelry and accessories boutique.

bohemianbrowngurl.com

Boundary Street Commercial Real Estate Advisors

704-833-8533

boundarystreetadvisors.com

The Brand CharLit

Clothing and apparel.

brandcharlit.com

Brothers Appliance Repair

980-699-5185

Captivate at SouthPark Mall

Women’s boutique.

4400 Sharon Road; located next to Michael Kors and across from David Yurman.

ishopcaptivate.com

Carolina Air Team

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

336-988-3542

www.carolinaairteam.com

Carolina Hemp Company in Mint Hill

11205 Lawyers Rd., Unit B, Mint Hill

980-207-0993

CHC-minthill.com

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

cluxrentals.com, cluxflorals.com

Charlie’s Angels Beauty Bar

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

charliesangelsbeautybar.com

Charlotte Yarn

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

Open from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

charlotteyarn.com

Charlotte Youth Broadcasting Camp

Charlotteybc@gmail.com or call 704-313-9233

charlotteybc.com

Cleansing Waters Colonics

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

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

cleansingwatersrh.com

Cornish and Associates Insurance Agency

7506 E. Independence Blvd., #112

704-496-9295 or email cornishandassociates@gmail.com

Dear Soul Music Company

Resources and professional development for independent artists.

dearsoulmusic.co

ERD Home Inspections

Fully licensed and insured, 704-890-9594

erdhomeinspections.com

Env Nail Spa (nail salon)

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

F&H Tax Company

704-621-9545

Feel So Wright Hair

Purchase hair extensions and hair products online.

feelsowrighthair.com

Instagram

Get Bodied Wax Studio

Appointment required.

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

getbodiedwax.com

Good Times Charlotte

Retail shop

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

Facebook

The Grooming Lounge

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

Facebook

HMO Handyman Services

704-893-1100

hmo-handyman.com

HMO Home Inspections

704-353-4663

hmo-homeinspections.com

HMO Moving Company

704-893-1100

hmo-moving.com

HMO Pest Control

704-893-1100

hmo-pestcontrol.com

Hair2Perfection Studio

9215 Monroe Road, Suite 20 (in Mosaic Salons)

704-200-1314

Hair’s Your Glory Salon

3907 South Blvd., 980-585-1066

Happy Kat Candles and Gifts at Northlake Mall

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

happykatcandles.com

The Hemp Source

Health and wellness hemp dispensary.

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

Facebook

Higher Learning Transportation Service

Provides safe, reliable transportation for kids and teens.

980-237-1364 or higherlts2017@gmail.com

hltransporting.com

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.

704-800-4565

albuysanyhouse.com

Jennifer Temps (staffing agency)

704-510-1556 or jobs@jennifertemps.com

jennifertemps.com

Kaleidoscope Counseling

Offering therapy for individuals, couples, families.

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

kaleidoscopecounselingpllc.com

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

Instagram

Leap of Faith Dance Academy

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

leapoffaithdance.com

Level II Venue

10210 Berkeley Place Dr., 704-516-9805

Facebook

Loc’d by Nature

All-natural hair products for locs and natural hair.

locdbynature.com

M&F Bank

101 Beatties Ford Rd.

mfbonline.com

MW Platinum Roofing and Construction

877-339-5556

mwplatinum.com

Phylicia McCargo - Real Estate Agent

Allen Tate - Charlotte Steele Creek

phylicia.mccargo@allentate.com

phyliciamccargo.allentate.com

MoaZen Jewelry

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

shopmoazen.com

Media Arts Collective (photography services)

For pricing, contact jon@mac330.com or call 704-771-9927.

mediaartscollective.com

Morrison Cleaners and Alterations

721 Governor Morrison St., 704-995-0054

morrisondrycleaners.com

Move Pack Clean

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

My Chic Cellar

Online clothing boutique.

mychiccellar.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

mygreenhousecbd.com

NLK Love Essentials

Specializes in custom gift baskets.

Etsy

The Nanny Company

Nanny placement and referral agency, 704-989-8091

thenannyco.co

New Beginning Home Care

Specializing in home care for elderly or disabled adults.

704-335-6107

newbeginninghomecare.net

No Grease Barbershop

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

nogrease.com

Peake Construction

Roofing, siding, water restoration.

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

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Pioneer Cleaning Company

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

704-271-4333 or info@pioneercleaningcomp.com

pioneercleaningcomp.com

Premier Pharmacy and Wellness Center

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

yourwellnesskey.com

Queen City Beauty Supply

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

qcbsupply.com

Queen Sugar Hair Removal Studio

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

Appointment required.

queensugarstudio.com

QuickSilver Funding Solutions

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

Call 877-637-5222, ext. 101

quicksilverfunding.com

RDL Private Utility Locating

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

704-492-4841

rdllocate.com

Raispire Lifestyle Apparel

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

raispirelifestyle.com

Rapid Tax

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

myrapidtax.com

Red Pen Graphics

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

Call 980-430-3932 or visit redpengraphics.com

Reggae Central

1506 Central Ave., 704-377-2782

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

Facebook

Shades of Moss

Plant shop that also carries pots, vinyl, books and plant-related merchandise.

1419 E. 7th St., 704-561-1198

shadesofmoss.com

Sifford Properties

Property management and tenant placement services.

704-405-3022 or leaseahouse4u@gmail.com

siffordproperties.com

Simplicity Consulting Firm

Specializing in customer service needs, bookkeeping and tax analysis.

704-776-0992

simplicityconsultingfirm.com

Soleil Essentials

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.

soleilessentials.com

SpicyJewels by Shae

spicyjewels.square.site

Sugar and Spice Party Bus

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

sugarandspicepartybus.com

TefnutBeauty

Hand-crafted natural, organic hair and skin care products.

828-610-5644

Order online via Etsy; local deliveries also available.

Natasha Towner - Real Estate Agent

natashatowner@kw.com

natashatowner.kw.com

TVMT TV Mount Team

Television mounting service.

704-777-3942

Facebook

Vital Medical Staffing

Clinician owned staffing agency that specializes in the placement of healthcare professionals of all disciplines and specialties in medical facilities.

980-256-4904

vitalmedstaffing.com

WeWorken

Athletic apparel

weworken.com

Wiz White Collection

Online apparel shop.

wizwhitecollection.com

Worthy + BA

Online handmade jewelry and accessories shop.

worthyandbadass.com

Your Destiny Learning Center

7212 Albemarle Rd., 980-207-0450 or info@yourdestinylearningcenter.org

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

yourdestinylearningcenter.org

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Additional resources

QC Metro black-owned business directory

Yelp Charlotte’s black-owned business directory

Cratejoy’s subscription box service black-owned businesses collection