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Downtown Raleigh's Black-Owned Businesses

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 and is NOT a comprehensive list of all downtown businesses with Black ownership.

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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. 


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. 


Cockamamie Jewelry

14 Glenwood Ave, Studio 25

Mamie Wilkins hand-assembles high-end jewelry in her Carter Building studio from old, antique or vintage pieces.



421 Fayetteville St. 

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


Downtown Kicks

404 Glenwood Ave

Downtown Kicks buys, sells, and trades sneakers and street apparel.


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 Gallery

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. 



21 W Hargett St.

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


Needle & Thread Co.

17 E Martin St.

Handcrafted streetwear made from limited reworked garments.


Nicholson's Barber and Style Shop

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.


On Board Charcuterie

215 Glenwood Ave

Build your own personal-sized charcuterie tray at this storefront + event space specializing in charcuterie and cheese experiences.


One For All Thrift

120 S Wilmington St. #125

A curated thrift store with clothes and fashionable finds "for all."


On My Way Bartending + Mixology Studio

501 W Martin St.

On My Way's mixologists are available for private events in addition to hosting "Mix & Sip" classes at the mixology studio.


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. 


Premier Cakes Diner

5 E Edenton St.

Local bakery serving up familiar favorites in addition to an expanded menu including sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more.


Raleigh Podcast Studio

313 E Martin St., #104

Raleigh's premier studio hub for video and audio podcast content creation, recording, and editing.



206 Fayetteville St.

Private showroom for designer clothing accepting appointments only.


Runway Couture

215 Glenwood Ave

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



610 W South St.

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


Smiles at Glenwood

601 Tucker St.

This longstanding dental office in Glenwood South has you covered with routine cleanings, whitening services, and more.


Social Status

308 Parham St. 

An upscale street fashion and sneaker boutique offering major brands.


Sugar Euphoria

606 N Person St.

Find amazing desserts at this wedding cake and baked goods boutique.


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 Davie

444 S Blount St.

Your local neighborhood pub.


The Flavor Hills

319 Fayetteville St.

A modern southern comfort restaurant in the heart of Downtown Raleigh.


The Kupkake Fairy

411 W Morgan St.

Scratch-made sweets and treats inside Morgan Street Food Hall.


The McNeill Studio

16 Glenwood Ave 

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


The Self Care Marketplace

12 W Martin St.

A thoughtfully curated retail store and service suite offering everything self-care from crystals and bath items to massage.


The Venue

327 W Davie St.

The Venue Raleigh is a restaurant, bar, and lounge in the Warehouse District featuring craft cocktails, hookah, and live music every Friday.


The Yard Milkshake Bar

704 Seaboard Station Dr.

Owned by local content creators Roger & Brie of Raleigh Food Trap, The Yard is known for creative, Insta-worthy milkshakes and ice cream that taste just as great as they look.


Total Styles & Cuts

203 E Cabarrus St.

One chair barbershop anchored by 20 years of experience in cutting and styling. 


U.B. Paint'N & Sip'N

208 Fayetteville St., # 202

Art studio offering private or group art classes for adults and children.


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.


Zenith Raleigh

226 Fayetteville St.

Zenith is a Downtown Raleigh nightlife destination decorated with pop culture-inspired decor and spinning retro tracks nightly.