Celebrating & Investing In North Carolina’s Black-Owned Businesses Year Round

Sonyah Spencer's Urban Reader Bookstore contains over 3,000 books - all written by black authors

One way Clean Water for NC staff honors Black History Month this February is by promoting just some of the amazing black-owned businesses and brands across our state!


From frequenting bookstores and restaurants, community centers and boutiques, we can all support and invest in black-owned brands year round! What are some of your favorite black-owned businesses? Let us know in the comments!


Want to learn about black-owned brands in your community? Check out The Nile List and Official Black Wall Street!

Here are a handful of our staff's top picks:

La Kitchen Delight Soul Food - 95 Old Highway Rd, Garysburg

Bennett's Construction - 56 Longstreet Rd, Weldon

51 Sycamore Bar & Grill - 51 Sycamore St, Weldon

The Grind AVL Coffee Shop - 346 Depot St, Asheville

Different Wrld Culture House & Creative Hub - Asheville (OPENING SOON)

Pretty Honest Candles - Order online through their website!

The Urban Reader Bookstore - 440 East McCullough Drive, Suite A-130, Charlotte

Fruit of Labor World Cultural Center - 4200 Lake Ridge Dr, Raleigh

Saltbox Seafood Joint - 2637 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham

Boricua Soul - 705 Willard St, Durham

Beyú Caffè - 341 W Main St, Durham

Dame's Chicken & Waffles - Multiple locations! Durham, Chapel Hill, Greensboro, Cary

The Chicken Hut - 3019 Fayetteville St, Durham

Goorsha Ethiopian Cuisine - 910 W Main St, Durham

Pure Soul Vegan - 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd Suite 1, Durham

Anissa's Spot Smoothie Café & Coffee Bar - 5111 NC-55 Suite 101, Durham

Piri Catering - Visit website to place your order!

Melanated Wine - 4608 Industry Ln f, Durham

Rofhiwa Book Cafe - 406 S Driver St, Durham

The ZEN Succulent Plant & Gift Shop - 123 Market St B, Durham

Ky's Candles - Order online through their website!

The Melanated Empath Candle Co. & Emporium - Order online through their website!

Shawn Lea Funeral Home - 515 East 12th Street, Scotland Neck

Cofield Funeral Home - 501 W 3rd St, Weldon

T. L. Faison's Funeral Care - 301 Park St, Seaboard

Coleman & McGee Funeral Home - 201 Old Highway Rd, Garysburg

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