She hired her first employees a week before the pandemic arrived. How has business fared since then?
Destini Gilliam's story is indicative of a much bigger narrative that has impacted Black businesses, specifically those owned by Black women.
By Katrina Louis | December 11, 2020
With a second chance, Dave Moore pays it forward to at-risk youth and returning citizens
Dave Moore served a three-year sentence for selling drugs. But past mistakes won't define him or those who join his auto body repair program.
By Jonathan Limehouse | December 10, 2020
Meet the woman behind V-Spa Charlotte, who opened a second location during a pandemic
West Charlotte native Shakira McGill says there has been desperate demand during the pandemic for the spa that caters to women’s intimate parts.
By Katrina Louis | November 30, 2020
Black Charlotte’s Holiday Gift Guide
Find the perfect gift and some holiday deals this year from a local Black-owned business.
By Bethany Lane | November 27, 2020
This popular retail shop is anticipating Black Friday to recoup lost sales
704 Shop co-owner Christopher Moxley said in-store sales decline due to the pandemic will make Black Friday even more important than in years past.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 26, 2020
E-Fix Development Corp. breaks ground on commercial project in West End business district
JPMorgan Chase & Co. will anchor the property once home to the original McDonald’s Cafeteria at the corner of Beatties Ford Road and LaSalle Street.
By Katrina Louis | November 20, 2020
As NC remains in Phase 3, bar owners struggle to stay afloat
Bars like 1501 South Mint and Nick & Mike Bar and Grill are navigating extended restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
By Gracyn Doctor, WFAE | November 17, 2020
HotBox Next Level Kitchen to plant roots in Historic West End
The Concord eatery is part of the growing number of businesses backed by Historic West End Partners.
By Katrina Louis | November 10, 2020
Healthy food, community investments are coming to the West Boulevard corridor
City officials announced plans for the West Boulevard corridor, the second area receiving investments under the Corridors of Opportunity initiative.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 6, 2020
West Charlotte restaurateurs plan second location
LuLu’s Maryland-Style Chicken and Seafood owners plan expansion to Plaza Midwood while dealing with triumphs and tragedy.
By Sabrina Clark | November 4, 2020