Arts & Culture, Dining, Shopping

Support Black-Owned Businesses

Downtown Sac

Discover and support local Black-owned businesses in #DowntownSac. Even in normal times, Black-owned small businesses often are more vulnerable financially than others. Following closures to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent damage and theft, many businesses are struggling now more than ever. The most obvious and critical way to help is to buy their products and services: shop and eat at Black-owned retailers and buy gift cards for your friends and family to spend there too. To help, we’ve put together a list of stores and restaurants you can support.

All City Riders – 708 K Street Suite B (co-owned)

Ambiance Lounge – 910 2nd Street (Temporarily closed)

Blossom Bathhouse – 1106 2nd Street

Bohemian Aesthetic Atelier – 106 L Street Suite 1

Cafe Connection – 1007 L Street

Capital Agenda – 405 K Street

Danny’s Mini Donuts – 900 2nd Street

Darling Aviary – 712 K Street (co-owned)

LiBush International Connections Africa – 112 K Street

Nash and Proper – 1023 K Street

Steampunk Cigar – 431 I St #103

Note: This is just a listing of businesses that are in the downtown district from Front Street to 16th Street and H to N Streets. Please email us if missing anyone on the list! Beyond downtown, there are many more Black-owned businesses to support too:

Sac Bee: Sacramento’s Black-Owned Restaurants
Sacramento Black-Owned Business List

Here are some additional resources, places to support, and information we find helpful:



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Rather than remain silent today, our way of participating in Blackout Tuesday and support the black community is to introduce parents to children’s books that will initiate critical conversations about racism. Experts recommend talking with your children about racism as early as possible. Children need to know what individual, institutional, and internalized racism looks like and what they can do about it. The books we’re highlighting on the homepage of our website ( show ways people of all ages and races have worked to disrupt racism and highlight how race intersects with other issues, such as capitalism, class, colorism, and colonization. While there are many, many wonderful books on these topics, we’re listing the ones we will be able to obtain for you. Many older books are out of print. Many are in great demand these days, so be patient if it takes us a little longer to get your order to you. If you know of a wonderful book we can research for having in the bookstore, please let us know. . In addition to the Children’s books added to our website, above that are adult books about racism that we highlighted in yesterday’s post. . PURCHASING OPTIONS: . 💻 Order from store.capitalbooksonk 🛍 Curbside pickup 🚙 Local delivery 📦 Ship 📅 Make an appointment to shop 📖 Come in (only 1 person/family at a time) . MORE INFO AT CAPITALBOOKSONK.COM . . #bookstore #indiebookstore #Sacramento #sacramentobookstore #books #bookstorellife #DowntownSacramento #shoplocalsac #shoplocal #visitsacramento #capitalbooks #downtownsac #thekay #Onthekay #childrensbooks

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Here’s a list of black-owned restaurants in Sac that need our SUPPORT! This is just one way to support businesses in our community and who doesn’t love to eat?! I put this list together from my own research so I apologize if I’m missing any but please feel free to let me know so I can continue to add and also mention them in the comments! #SupportBlackBusiness _____________________ UPDATE: Carson’s Ice Creame Shoppe 3443 Laguna Blvd. #150 @carsonsicecream Classy Hippie Tea Company 3226 Broadway Suite A @classyhippietea Good Eat (Inside Swiss Buda) 2342 Fruitridge Rd Nash and Proper 3621 Broadway @nashandproper Savvy House Coffee Bar 9630 Bruceville Rd @savvyhousecoffebar Q1227 Restaurant 1465 Eureka Rd @q1227restaurant

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Let’s shift the socioeconomic temperature in our city and be intentional with where our dollars go. (Hyperlinked spreadsheet link in bio.) #BlackOwned916 •I’ve gone beyond just sharing restaurants – flooring companies, car dealerships, nail salons, even farms! •All types of businesses are welcomed to be added, please just ensure they are truly black owned. I’ll be monitoring. •Tag others below and I’ll get their info added! A few on the list: @zothexflooring @fadezon20th @fixinssoulkitchen @liam_nissan @heirsofthreads @lushballoons.sac @dev_anglin @tiferetcoffeehouse @daisyhead.florals @chaylacharlise @dopeonesofficial @momosmeatmarket @stagecoach_restaurant @flowersfishmarket @savvyhousecoffeebar @compassionmeals @affirmritual @trainingwithtroya

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