If you’re ever visiting Atlanta and want to spend your dollars supporting black owned businesses selling black owned brands, check out these two marketplaces.
The Village Market owned by Dr. LaKeysha Hollman was established in 2016. It was built to support the Black community by connecting Black businesses and brands to consumers. According to Dr. Hollman, one of their goals is to reach “economic equality”. The Village Market started as a marketplace hosting events in the city. Now, they have a retail space in Ponce City Market. The retail store is selling everything from health and wellness products to home goods, clothing and accessories.
Village market has also coined “Support is a Verb” a fundraiser created to support the Black community in funding nonprofits and organizations led by those who want to see a change in our community.
The Walk at Legacy is a retail development property located in north metro Atlanta. The residential businesses of this marketplace are mostly black owned. The Walk at Legacy sits below a condominium complex and is surrounded by a growing community. These businesses are getting exposure and they’re able to connect with a diverse crowd. Below are a few of the Black owned businesses residing at The Walk at Legacy.
- Peach Drop Nutrition. A health conscious smoothie bar selling healthy treats, shakes, teas and smoothies
- Candles 4 The Culture – Candles inspired by Black culture
- Cafe Social House – American southern cuisine
- Paper Doll Bridal – Wedding Gowns
- All Things Inspiration Giftique – Christian bookstore and gift shop
- The Quad Barber Shop – Hair grooming
- Dulcet Clothing – Luxury Plus Size clothing
- TS Tax – TS Tax and accounting services
These two marketplaces are great one stop shops to finding amazing black businesses. Check them out and let us know what you think!