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Visit Alexandria Highlights Local Black-Owned Businesses

As part of a series spotlighting local businesses, city-sponsored organization Visit Alexandria has put together a guide for Alexandrians trying to show more support for black-owned businesses in the city.

Restaurants spotlighted on the list are:

  • Cameron Café (4911 Brenman Park Drive) — a local coffee shop in Cameron Station that — just prior to the pandemic — reopened with a new wine and beer bar.
  • Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats (200 Commerce Street) — a popular frozen treats truck scheduled to make a permanent home in an old ’30s era ice house later this year. The Truck is located outside the shop every Saturday in the meantime.
  • Haute Dogs & Fries (610 Montgomery Street) — a hot dog and burger shop with a variety of unique options, including vegetarian variants.
  • Hen Quarter (801 King Street) — a southern cuisine restaurant in Old Town
  • The Rub (801 King Street) — a more casual fried chicken and beer eatery on the ground floor of Hen Quarter

The list also includes hair salons, retail, and a local tour company with a focus on the city’s black history.

The organization noted that black-owned companies wanting to be added to the list can contact [email protected] though the company must be focused around bringing in visitors and must be located in the City of Alexandria — sorry “Alexandria, Fairfax.”

Staff photo by James Cullum

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