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Downtown Raleigh's Black-owned Businesses

Black-owned Businesses in Downtown Raleigh 

Downtown Raleigh has a strong community of Black-owned storefront businesses from retail to restaurant to personal services.

This list is regularly updated as new businesses join the Downtown Raleigh community. Please contact us at with questions or suggestions.

City Market Barber and Style Shop

311 Gallery

311 W Martin St.

The gallery houses 12 artists’ studios, an exhibition gallery, and an artful gift shop.


Adara Spa

608 W Peace St.

Adara Spa is a full-service spa offering manicures, pedicures, waxing, massages, and much more.


Artikle 74

602 W South St. 

A creative brand that relies on teamwork and unique artwork. They strive to showcase their traits in everyday lifestyle as artists through screen printing & embroidery, logo design, and apparel. 


Azurelise Chocolate

702 N Boylan Ave 

A gourmet chocolate shop that's all about creating unique taste experiences. 


The Bath Place

17 E Martin St.

The Bath Place creates handcrafted, spa-quality, natural soaps for ingredient-sensitive, conscious consumers. 


Black Friday Market

23 W Hargett St. 

This retailer in Downtown Raleigh invites business owners without a physical storefront to sell their products at the store and encourages Black entrepreneurship in the community.


Black and White Coffee at Videri

327 W Davie St.

Whether you like your coffee black, with sugar, or with cream - Black & White Coffee Roasters looks for coffee that tastes great no matter how you drink it. 


Blalock's Barber and Beauty Salon

217 S Wilmington St. 

Blalock's was established in April of 1970 by Rev. Sam E. Blalock and has been going strong ever since in the same location they started in. They are a culturally diverse shop able to cut all types of hair. 


City Market Barber & Style Shop

307 S Blount St.

City Market Barber & Style Shop was opened 19 years ago by Richard Bowden and everyone is welcome, regardless of their ability to pay, to receive a haircut. 



421 Fayetteville St. 

Crema is a delicious cafe offering gourmet coffee and ice cream, homemade soups, freshly made salads, and sandwiches. 


Evette's Beauty Salon

133 S Wilmington St. 

This beauty salon, which opened in 1986, sits right in the heart of Downtown Raleigh and offers all your beauty needs.


Glenwood South Tailor & Alterations

745 W Johnson St.

Glenwood South Tailor & Alterations is dedicated to bringing their local community the European clothing experience. 


Good Trip Tattoo & Art

416 S McDowell St.

This art gallery and tattoo shop is owned and operated by local creative Chris Evans. 

Hair Creations

425 S Blount St.

Beauty Salon located in Downtown Raleigh offers services like hair extensions, coloring, styling, and bridal. 


Nail Yeah!

22 Glenwood Ave #1

Nail Yeah! is a nail salon with a serene and relaxing vibe that provides gel extensions, manicures, pedicures, and nail art. 



21 W Hargett St.

A boutique selling clothing and accessories made with love in Tanzania. 


Nicholson's Barber and Style

206 E Hargett St.

A Downtown Raleigh barber and style shop. 


Oak City Fish & Chips

411 W Morgan St.

Oak City Fish & Chips is located in Morgan Street Food Hall serving lobster, fish, shrimp, and other ocean delights.


One of One Boutique

207 E Cabarrus St. 

A trendsetting boutique offering brands such as Jordan & Yeezy and has custom clothing products created by talented local designers. 


ORO Restaurant and Lounge

18 E Martin St. 

Located in the PNC building, ORO serves dishes that are designed to be shared among friends and feature local and seasonal ingredients.



22 Glenwood Ave

Custom and small-batch jewelry hand-fabricated in Raleigh.


Posh Hair Concepts

450 E Davie St.

A casual and contemporary hair salon offering a unique combination of hair care, organic products, and hair services. 


Runway Couture

215 Glenwood Ave

Find fashion-forward clothing items at this boutique in the Glenwood South District.


Salon RG

444 S Blount St.

Salon RG is an upscale full-service beauty safe haven providing the latest in artistic creative innovation in healthy hair care. 



610 W South St. 

SirCastleTees is a customizable shoe store offering designs and custom paint jobs. 


Social Status

308 Parham St. 

An upscale street fashion and sneaker boutique offering major brands. 


Sweet Tea & Cornbread Grill and Eatery

5 E Edenton St. 

The restaurant offers classic southern staples with daily specials and at the helm of Sweet Tea & Cornbread is Tonya Council, granddaughter of Mildred Council known as "Mama Dip."


TG Floristry

130 E Morgan St.

TG Floristry is an immersive floral design studio, prioritizing modern design, community wellness, identity, and training the imagination. 


The Burrow

119 E Hargett St.

A creative marketplace for local vendors to create and sell their work. 


The Darby

170 E Davie St.

A casual bar offering special drinks and small plates.


The Davie

 444 S Blount St.

Your local neighborhood pub. 


The McNeill Studio

16 Glenwood Ave 

A studio center that provides high-quality musical instruction in piano, voice, and brass. 


The ZEN Succulent

208 S Wilmington St. 

The ZEN Succulent is a modern terrarium and plant craft business that offers a variety of plants and succulents as well as workshops and private classes for group outings. 


TrêsLife at Pop-Up Shops at Martin Street

17 E Martin St.

TrêsLife is a hair and skincare company, inspired by a Licensed Cosmetologist, where all products are created using all-natural and safe ingredients.


Unorthodox Vintage

206 S Wilmington St.

Unorthodox Vintage sells curated, secondhand clothing + accessories along with a rotating selection of locally-made products.


Weddings Made to Order

Located inside the co-working space Nest Raleigh

A full-service wedding planning company for couples who want a wedding that will impress for decades.