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Raleigh’s Black-Owned Small Businesses

In Buzz, June 2020, Web Exclusive by Raleigh Magazine31 Comments

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WEB EXCLUSIVE North Carolina ranks fifth as the best state for Black-owned businesses and we want to make sure Raleigh’s get the love they deserve. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the city’s Black-owned restaurants, shops, fitness centers, arts studios and other businesses for you to support.

Food & Bev

black-owned business wonder puff

Alpha Dawgs
6209 Rock Quarry Road, Ste. 102

Boss of Vegan
2161 S. Wilmington St.

421 S. Fayetteville St.

D&S Cafeteria
1177 Buck Jones Road

The District
317 W. Morgan St.

Flavors Ice Cream
2831 Jones Franklin Road

Jack’s Seafood & Soul Food Restaurant
1516 New Bern Ave.

Jamaican Grille
5500 Atlantic Springs Road

Jamaica Jerk Masters
1909 Poole Road;
3110 New Bern Ave.

3301 Rock Quarry Road

Lee’s Kitchen
1100 Raleigh Blvd.;
4638 Capital Blvd.

1350 Fifth Ave., Garner 

Mum’s Jamaican Restaurant
3901 Capital Blvd., Ste. 101

Nafkot Ethiopian Restaurant
2109 Avent Ferry Road, #146

The Naked Empanada
203 Capcom Ave., Wake Forest

Oak City Fish and Chips
411 W. Morgan St.

ORO Restaurant and Lounge
18 E. Martin St.

Premier Cakes
6617 Falls of Neuse Road

Proverbs Bakery

Sarge’s Chef on Wheels

The Shrimp Truck

Sinful Delights Cupcakery

Swahili Grill
Triangle Town Center
3721 Sumner Blvd., Ste. 100

Sweet Tea and Cornbread Grill & Eatery
NC Museum of History
5 E. Denton St.

Triangle Bakery

Wingz American Grill
3400 New Birch Drive




black-owned business
Anne’s Apothecary

A Peace of My Passion
7633 Knightdale Blvd., Ste. 102

Anne’s Apothecary
206 S Wilmington St. Raleigh, NC
Check out our coverage on Anne’s Apothecary here

Artikle 74
602 W. South St.

Azurelise Chocolate
702 N. Boylan Ave.

6260 Plantation Center Drive, M 103
(pictured above)

Bon Vie Mobile Cigar Lounge

Bria’s Balloon Boutique
2601 Blue Coral Drive

Classy Hair Products

The Chocolate Boutique
8480 Honeycutt Road

Cockamamie Jewelry
14 Glenwood Ave., Studio 26

1731 Trawick Road

Élan House

Heavenscent By Aarynn LLC

6451 Triangle Plantation Drive

One of One Boutique
207 E. Cabarrus St.

Natural Nourish and Handcrafted Skincare

Rocket Fizz
121 Fayetteville St.

610 W. South St.

Social Status
308 Parham St.

Triangle Cultural Art Gallery
8320 Litchford Road, Ste. 138

6320 Capital Blvd.

The ZEN Succulent
208 S. Wilmington St.

Health & Fitness

black-owned business CORE
CORE Fitness Studio

8804 Gulf Court

CORE Fitness Studio
1105 Capital Blvd.

The Hemptender
590 E Chatham St., #110, Cary

My Pink Cherry Pole Studio
3862 Capital Blvd.

Results Fitness
2205-109 Westinghouse Blvd.

TrapFit Raleigh
2822 New Birch Drive

Truce Hemp Co

Salons, Spas & Personal Care

black-owned business adore spa
Adara Spa

Adara Spa
608 W. Peace St.

Azia B’s Salon Nails
7400 Six Forks Road, Ste. 4

Blalock’s Barber and Beauty Salon
217 S. Wilmington St.

Brit & Yank
6608 Six Forks Road

Capital Beauty Supply
3029 Capital Blvd.

City Market Barber and Style Shop
307 S. Blount St.

Geometry Curly Hair Studio
6600 Six Forks Road, Ste. 202

Hair Creations
425 S. Blount St.

Men at Work Barbershop
600 W. South St.

Metro Style Salon
3611 Spring Forest Road, Ste. 104

Nail Yeah
22 Glenwood Ave., #1

Nicholson’s Barber and Style
206 E. Hargett St.

Posh Hair Concepts
450 E. Davie St., #105

Red Rose Grooming

Sellar’s Beauty Salon
133 S. Wilmington St.

Something to Smile About
6213 Rock Quarry Road

Health Care

A Plus Family Care
1500 Garner Road;
4551 New Bern Ave.

Birth Sisters Doula Services

Nelson Orthodontics
10940 Raven Ridge Road

Renewed Strength Counseling Services

Triangle Doulas of Color

Urban Healing Counseling
8392 Six Forks Road

Professional Services

AJ Custom Services, LLC

Before the Bell Preschool
2414 Kennington Road

Bening Pest Management
10030 Green Level Church Road, Cary

Brand on Demand

CLS COX Locksmith

DDR Realty

Dream Weddings & Events
3708 Benson Drive

Fuller’s Photography
410 Lord Berkley Road, #2467

Glenwood South Tailor & Alterations
743 W. Johnson St., Ste. A

Good Son Residential & Commercial Services LLC

JT Willis Moving Services

McLaurin Realty Group
324 S. Wilmington St., Ste. 275

Men at Work Car Care Center
330 Tryon Road

New Legacy Realty
211 E. Six Forks Road, Building C, #108

Pretty N Paid Media

Open Arms Child Care of NC LLC
5875 Sparrows Nest Way, Wendell

Third Multimedia

TribeTalk Media

The Wardsworth Group
6325 Falls of Neuse Road

Two Ladies and A Broom

Arts, Music & Dance

Black-owned business Triangle Cultural Art Gallery
Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

Expressions in Rhythm Studio
5416 Rock Quarry Road

Kelley Consulting Firm

The McNeill Studio
16 Glenwood Ave., Studio 30-C

Music Is Life RDU

Triangle Cultural Art Gallery

Nonprofits & Philanthropy

The Christy Foundation
2611 Spring Forest Road, Ste. 104

*Have or know of a woman-owned small business in Raleigh that isn’t on the list? Email and cc

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  1. I’m a big fan of D & S, and I wouldn’t get a pedicure anywhere other than Adara Spa. However, many of the other businesses on this list are unfamiliar to me. Thank you for sharing it so I can start exploring!

        1. Good day. How can we get our business added to this list. We are Two Ladies and A Broom commercial cleaning company in Raleigh. Our number is 919-333-8855.

  2. This list is forgetting the Triangle Cultural Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC! They are great for classes, art lessons, and rental space! Also goes with out saying their artists work are amazing!!

  3. Thank you very much! I’ve been patronizing the same places. This list is more expansive.

  4. Skin Deep Life Coaching ( Black Owned)
    Life-Executive-Business-Personal Development Coach

    **Note: I also emailed you!🙂

  5. Capital Beauty Supply is a black-owned beauty supply store located in Raleigh, NC.

    3029 Capital Blvd., Suite 107
    Raleigh, NC 27604

  6. I am a Black man and I have Beautiful White Bird that I use for Weddings, Funerals and Special Events.

    I do releases in the Raleigh Area…

  7. Need a more extensive list of professional general contractors for home/property repairs, flood, water, fire, mold restoration contractors, home/property repairs/remodeling, flooring contractors, roofing and siding property, property upkeep/handyman repairs, custom designs/construction etc. Black contractors/black owned business go well beyond the food, hair and crafts!

    1. I’m looking for a black owned business that installs fencing..I thank you for your help

  8. How can I get my child care business on the list?
    Open Arms Child Care of NC LLC
    Wendell, NC

  9. Thank you so much. Didn’t know` most of these places existed. New adventures in dining await.

  10. My business:

    Just For U Custom Funeral Programs, Inc.
    “Make Celebrations of Life Memorable”

    Custom Keepsake funeral programs/brochures/bulletins.

  11. I would love to have my business added to the directory.

    AJ Custom Services, LLC
    Handyman Services
    Furniture Assembly
    TV Mounting, etc…

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