on January 12, 2021 / by Megan Spooner / in Blog Posts, Dine and Drink, Live Like a Local!, Things To Do
Many Downtown Dallas small businesses have recently reopened their doors to the public after a trying and difficult year. The Covid-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, and the resulting social unrest have left many black-owned businesses in a complicated state.
Downtown Dallas is a place that is built for all and through the supportive community that has managed to outlast the many tests of the year, we want to welcome you back to the safe and open environment we all know and love. Here is a great opportunity to rediscover and support some of your favorite black-owned businesses located conveniently in Downtown Dallas.
- Fluellen Cupcakes
- Fluellen Cupcakesis a bakery brought to you by Keith Fluellen. Fluellen Cupcakes uses only the finest quality ingredients and bakes each cupcake fresh daily in the heart of Downtown Dallas!
- TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails
- A dynamic comfort food restaurant at its core, TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails will focus on nicely plated comfort foods, including flavored fried chicken and lobster tails, shrimp and grits, creative waffles and other southern classics made with a twist. In addition, TRUE Kitchem + Kocktails will feature oxtails, greens, black eyed peas, and candied yams to go with desserts such as peach cobbler, lemon cake, and banana pudding.
- Avery’s Savory Popcorn
- Owned by Steffon Avery, Avery’s Savory Popcorn features popcorn of all flavors made with high quality ingredients. From bacon cheddar to zebra drizzle, Avery’s is one Downtown Dallas store you will regret not trying.
- Soul Good
- This Vegan food truck can be found in some of Dallas’ favorite spots like Klyde Warren Park and Lincoln Center. Chef Cynthia creates award-winning vegan and vegetarian food that everyone can enjoy and appreciate. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter to find out where they are headed to next.
- Owner Wesley Williams always wanted to give back to his community. In an effort to fulfill this desire he became one of the brave Dallas firefighters and later opened BurgerIM in Historic West End to further contribute. Delicious burgers and drinks, BurgerIM is the perfect after-work hangout or a great family weekend spot.
- Guns & Roses Boutique
- Guns & Roses was one of the many businesses that was looted and damaged by rioters during the initial BLM protests. The owner, Princess Pope, has been able to reopen her doors by appointment and has taken this unfortunate opportunity to do an entire rebrand and build a new website. We love a good comeback story! Let’s continue to support this small and local black-owned business.
- Pink Toes Nail Bar (reopening soon)
- Unlike the cliché Nail Salon, Pink Toes have eliminated the look and feel of the ordinary and offer up your very own paradise. A perfect backdrop sets the scene for your selection of full-service amenities afforded by their staff of top seasoned nail and spa professionals. The atmosphere at PinkToes is a truly relaxing retreat, catering to both females and males.
- Jessy J Photography
- Jessy J is a renowned Dallas-based photographer. Jessy is a former runway model who has shot everyone from iconic Dallas staples like Yummy Hair to Internationally recognized brands like Morphe Cosmetics and Jeffree Star. You can book a session with Jessy here.
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