When Covid-19 threatened her laundry business, a local woman saw a chance to innovate

To give her clients a contactless option, Domonique Boone, owner of Leslie's Laundry Care, has placed self-service lockers in Carolina Place Mall.
By Jalon Hill | November 22, 2021

The return of Uptown Yolk: owners say they’ve found a new location in SouthEnd

After closing their breakfast concept in March, Greg and Subrina Collier have found a new location in SouthEnd.
By Glenn Burkins | November 10, 2021

Evolution Aura, which sells high-end scented candles, opens store in SouthPark Mall

An 8-ounce candle at Evolution starts at $55. The company’s most expensive product, an 80-ounce candle, sells for $250.
By Glenn Burkins | October 20, 2021

Charlotte’s Black Chamber of Commerce wants to be a funding source for local businesses

In addition to making micro-loans, the group would provide wrap-around services to assist Black-owned businesses.
By Sarafina Wright | October 6, 2021

Q&A: How Jahzmin French brought JINYA Ramen Bar to Uptown Charlotte

The Charlotte restaurant is the first in North Carolina for the Los Angeles-based chain, which was launched in 2010 by a Japanese immigrant.
By Sarafina Wright | September 24, 2021

Uptown Charlotte gets a new Black-owned restaurant

The local franchise of Salata Salad Kitchen is owned by two business partners with former ties to the Charlotte Hornets.
By Glenn Burkins | September 20, 2021

Local dentist couple score a deal with Charlotte Hornets

Drs. Drew and Joya Lyons of Smile Savvy Cosmetic Dentistry sign on as a dental partner with the NBA franchise.
By Katrina Louis | September 1, 2021

ASPIRE Community Capital, Goodwill partner to expand entrepreneurial training

Cohorts launch in September that will teach business fundamentals and provide mentoring to would-be business owners.
By Katrina Louis | August 30, 2021

Do Greater Charlotte breaks ground on west Charlotte co-working space for youth

The fully converted space will house a creative lab, a coffee shop, a maker space, production studios and several event spaces.
By Katrina Louis | August 27, 2021

A roller skating rink is coming to Charlotte, and it’s Black- and woman-owned.

A grand opening for Rollin' CLT is scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.
By Bethany Lane | August 25, 2021