Visit Alexandria compiles list of local black-owned businesses

Visit Alexandria compiles list of local black-owned businesses
Goodies Frozen Custard (Photo/Cody Mello-Klein)

By Cody Mello-Klein |

Visit Alexandria released a list of black-owned businesses in Alexandria for Alexandrians looking to support these businesses in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

Restaurants including Cameron Café, Haute Dogs and Fries and already popular newcomer Goodies Frozen Custard and Treats are all owned by local black restaurateurs and foodies.

Meanwhile, those looking to support black-owned retailers can visit boutique clothing stores donna lewis and Threadleaf.

Alexandria is known for its history, which includes its participation in the slave trade. Manumission Tour Company, founded b Councilor John Chapman, provides guided walking tours that explore the history of the city’s enslaved and free blacks.

For the comprehensive list of black-owned businesses, including yoga studios, hair salons and more, visit