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Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Here’s How To Support Black-Owned Businesses In Wicker Park, Bucktown And West Town

Campaigns to help Black business owners have led to boosts for some people.

Customers dine outside Ina Mae Tavern in Wicker Park on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Hannah Alani / Block Club Chicago
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WICKER PARK — Protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis have spurred local campaigns to patronize Black-owned businesses, from retail stores to restaurants.

The campaigns worked for some business owners. Eric Williams of the Silver Room experienced record-breaking online sales. Bridgette Flagg, owner of Soulé in West Town, said she noticed a boost, too.

Want to help in Wicker Park, Bucktown and West Town? Here’s a map of Black-owned businesses:

This list is based on interviews with business owners as well as information on the Black- and Brown-focused food blog Seasoned and Blessed. This list may include executive chefs who are at the helm of locations that aren’t 100 percent Black-owned.

These maps may not be comprehensive. If you see a business missing, email hannah@blockclubchi.org.

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