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18 Black Owned Businesses in Brooklyn, NY


July 28, 2016 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ July News



Over the past decade, countless Black owned businesses in Brooklyn (and nationwide) have fallen victim to gentrification. Rising rents and leases are forcing businesses to close. However, there are still many Black owned businesses and institutions that have weathered the storm and continue to provide great goods and service.

  1. Ms.Dahlias Cafe specializes in baked eats, including biscuits & muffins, plus light fare in cozy digs. Owner: Margo Lewis
  2. by Elias creates elegant, handcrafted artisanal pieces to serve as the finishing touches on elegantly attired clients across the globe. Founder Bevin Elias
  3. A remarkably preserved slice of the prohibition era, Bedford Hall is the perfect combination of a Bar, Lounge, and Events Space. Owner: Calvin Clark
  4. The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) aims to serve as a conduit for African Diaspora forms of expression ranging from the visual and performing arts to film and television.Executive Director: James Bartlett
  5. La Caye offers authentic Haitian cuisine & inventive sangrias in an intimate, art-hung space with outdoor dining. Owner:Spencer Province
  6. Calabar Imports is a trendy, specialty retail and gift store that offers home furnishings, unique crafted jewelry, fashion and gifts sold at moderate prices.Owners: Heloise Annette Oton and Atim Annette Oton.
  7. Khamit Kinks is a natural hair care salon that specializes in natural hair styles and maintaining healthy hair. Owner: Anu Prestonia
  8. Anu also owns Anu Essentials, a natural care line that includes perfume, body and hair care products.
  9. The Crabby Shack is your destination for all things crabs! They dish up crab in full plates with sides, as well as in rolls, tacos & sliders. Owners: Fifi Bell Clanton and Gwendolyn Niles
  10. Blew Smoke is a sophisticated cigar lounge with Wi-Fi, TVs, private humidors & a BYOB drink policy. Owner: Gloria Blake
  11. Brooklyn Swirl is the first independently-owned frozen yogurt shop to serve the Brooklyn Community. They serve crepes & smoothies in bright modern digs with a patio & free WiFi. Owner: Jean Alerte
  12. Brooklyn Wine Yard is an intimate lounge, serving up an upscale atmosphere with great wines, spirits, beers, and tasty food.
  13. Fairweather Faces is a traveling beauty service designed to bring complete beauty services to you. Staff members are seasoned, licensed make-up artists, estheticians, nail technicians, hairstylists and massage therapists. Owner: Andrea Fairweather
  14. Curvy Chick Fitness Curvy Chick Fitness was created by Celebrity Fitness InstructorCharity Lynette. It is designed for women at any fitness level. The workout includes cardio, toning & fun!
  15. From old school haircuts styles to the most current popular hair styles , Brooklyn Master Barbershop focuses on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. Owner: Nestor Guzman
  16. Dwana Smallwood Performing Arts Centeruses dance to encourage, inspire, and facilitate the aspirations of New York’s inner city youth. Founder: Dwana Smallwood
  17. Joshua Dwain Photography is an international wedding photography husband and wife team. Owners: Josh and Anye Frith
  18. Joire’s Spa Studio is a beauty salon that offers different types of hair extensions, full body waxing, teeth whitening, and Henna tattooing. Owner: Nikita Gibson