Shove the end of the month same ol’ same ol’ to the side and visit these four Black-owned businesses in some of the most popular spots in the city. Locally grown businesses are the heart and soul of our community and these amazing places are no exception.
Grab friends, family, out of towners or your special someone and support the people who make Charlotte a fun and interesting place to live. February is Black History Month and we asked Savvy + Co. Real Estate agents to dish on their favorite places to dine, relax and get pampered and they delivered.
Take time to explore these hot spots around town. Who knows? You might just discover a new favorite. And if your travels take you to a neighborhood you don’t want to leave, contact a Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent to make your home dreams a reality.
Address: 301 Camp Rd, Charlotte, NC 28206
Why Go: Leah & Louise (named for owner Chef Greg Collier’s late sister and grandmother respectively) is a modern “juke joint” serving up Southern classics inspired by the Mississippi river valley foodways – Memphis, Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans. Owners James Beard- nominated Greg Collier and wife Subrina have received high profile recognition for their popular restaurant in Camp North End – including being named the number two restaurant in the country (the country!) by Esquire magazine. Don’t miss out on what is no longer a best kept secret!
Savvy Shout Out! “Leah & Louise launched in March of 2020 – arguably the worst time to ever launch a restaurant! But after a year of take out, limited capacities, and other restrictions, they are still kicking and kicking strong. Owners Subrina and Greg are doing a lot of things right in order to survive such a tough first year. Their innovative Black Southern cuisine is a hit and they are now one of the hottest restaurants at Camp North End.” – Grant Wilsterman, Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent
Address: 3425 David Cox Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269
Why Go: STATS promises “sports, friends, food and drinks” to all who enter and consistently delivers. Awesome DJ’s, open mic acts, a hookah menu and great drink specials pair perfectly with the amazing food offerings like wings, crab grilled cheese, build-your-own burgers, shrimp and grits, tempting sides and more. STATS also has private lounges to take your special occasion celebrations to the next level. Check out upcoming events online, purchase tickets in advance and don’t pass up the chance to go VIP!
Savvy Shout Out! “There isn’t a sports bar or restaurant in town with better drinks, entertainment and food – think Southern comfort food with a twist. It is important to support Black-owned businesses, as they are a part of the economic engine of our communities. STATS has lasted because the owners are active and supportive to our broader Charlotte community. The owners and management continue to tweak the facility so there is a broader use than just watching a game. My friends and family have even taken advantage of the private lounge to host birthday and anniversary celebrations. We love STATS! – Charity Washington, Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent
Address: 2326 Arty Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28208 and 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Why Go: Remember that resolution to take better care of you? Keep your promise and enjoy a welcoming, quiet and peaceful experience at this herbal tea lounge in the historic Camp Greene neighborhood. Owner Sherry Waters is a former chaplain for Atrium Health and infuses her spiritual care and wellness support into a beautiful space with inviting decor, delightful aromas and yummy pastries. Grab a delicious tea and unplug inside the charming space or get some fresh air outdoors on the newly expanded patio. With two locations, your next “ahh” moment is closer than you think.
Savvy Shout Out: “The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary is friendly, comfortable and oh so delightful. They have a large selection of teas and light snacks including muffins, cookies and sandwiches. The service was great – they helped me pick my tea explaining the taste and medicinal benefits of each. You get to pick your own mug and your tea is served in a charming tea pot. The furniture is comfy and there’s plenty of space to spread out – including a quaint patio. Highly recommended for a work space or local haunt to meet a friend.” – Tiffany Hahne, Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent
Address: 6225 Blakeney Park Drive, Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28277
Why Go: Feeling great on the inside means taking care of the outside – that’s where Dr. Joy White and her team of experts come in. White Diamond Medical Clinic & Spa in Blakeney is the go-to place for anti-aging, hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, joint pain relief, weight loss services – and the list goes on and on. Pamper yourself in a truly luxurious setting and recharge with amazing facials and massages as well as IV hydration sessions and chemical peels. Build self care into your routine with monthly beauty packages starting at $69. Dr. White is all about giving back to the community with her outreach foundation and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Savvy Shout Out: “White Diamond Medical Clinic & Spa specializes in inner and outer beauty. Dr. Joy E. White takes self-care to a new level. The professionals at White Diamond believe true beauty comes from within and share this message through their patient care and community involvement efforts through the White Diamond Outreach Foundation.” – Robin Scott, Savvy + Co. Real Estate agent
Patron a favorite spot or find a new one! Support Black-owned businesses and celebrate Black History Month.