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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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