11 Black-Owned Denver Family Businesses to Support Now

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Red Tricycle is an anti-racist company against the systemic racism toward Black people and all people of color. We stand for justice, equality and humanity, and we support our Black families, co-workers, partners and community. One of the ways to do that directly is by supporting Black-owned businesses, many of which have already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites below.

Got a business you’d like to see included? Email us at blm@tinybeans.go-vip.net

TeaLee’s Tea House & Bookstore

Head to TeaLee’s Tea House & Bookstore where it's nothing but high quality loose leaf teas, food and specialty drinks. The afro-centric atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and even enjoying a beer or wine.

611 22nd Street
Denver, Colorado 80205

Online: teeleavesdenver.com

African Grill and Bar

Lakewood's African Grill and Bar is the place to be if you want authentic cuisine. The family-owned restaurant sources their ingredients from their native Africa, and whips up vegan, vegetarian and halal meat that is unsurpassed! Enjoy Akwaaba, Moimoi, Chakalaka stew and plenty of other Ghana-inspired meals.

955 South Kipling Parkway,
Denver, Colorado 80226

Online: africangrilllakewood.com

Whittier Cafe

Whittier Cafe is Denver's first African espresso bar and social justice cafe. Enjoy the exclusively African coffee and espresso bar that serves, hand-crafted coffee, sandwiches, African beers and wines while sharing in the lending library and sipping java on the patio.

1710 E 25th Ave
Denver, Colorado 80205

Online: whittiercafe.com


Welton Street Cafe

Welton Street Cafe has been serving Caribbean Cuisine and Soul Food for over 20 years. Diners can get a taste of fried fish, rum cake and jerk chicken in this hot spot right off the light rail.

2736 Welton St Ste 107
Denver, Colorado 

IG: @weltonstcafe

Matter Design & Shop At Matter

Matter Design is Denver’s only design studio, manufactory, and design (book) shop––all in one! Matter specializes in Typography, Design, Design Education, and Resistance-focused books and products, and customers can shop tons of products that also include wearables, games and stationary.

2134 Market Street,
Denver, CO

Online: morematter.comshopatmatter.com

IG: @matterdesign & @shopatmatter


SOAR's main goal is to help adolescents conquer difficulties and grow to become successful adults in their community. Programs include community mentorship, counseling, advising, and tutoring as well as workshops, shadowing programs, one-on-one and group counseling, life skills education, and college prep.

Aurora, CO

Online: soarcolorado.org


Black American West Museum & Heritage Center

The mission of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center is to promote an understanding of the role that African Americans played in the settlement and growth of the western United States through its collections, programs and exhibits.

3091 California St.
Denver, CO 80205

Online: bawmhc.org

IG: @bawmhc1

Miss Rachael's Dance

Rachael Harding of Miss Rachael's Dance has been teaching for over 20 years. Her studio focuses on teaching dance to littles of all ages, and providing an experience that helps them grow physically and mentally as dancers.

75 S. Cherokee St.
Denver, CO 80223

Online: missrachaelsdance.com

IG: @missrachaelsdance

Yellow Door Collective

Family-owned and operated, Yellow Door Collective is an eco-conscious small business. Each of their goods are handmade in Denver, and they specialize in fabric work and repurposing. Many of the designs utilize African diasporic patterns and fabrics, and you can shop from tons of goods that include pillows, bags, hats, jewelry, kitchen and kids!

Denver, CO

Online: yellowdoorcollective.shop

IG: @yellowdoorcollective

Sweet Sweetz

New dessert store Sweet Sweetz is doing more than just serving treats––they are focused on supporting the local community by providing a space for families and youth to come together in a positive way. You can enjoy tons of homemade baked goods like pies and cobblers, in addition to plenty of Blue Bell ice cream!

2325 E 28th Ave.
Denver, CO 80205

Online: sweetsweetz.com

IG: @ordermysweetz

Tween Boutique

Tween boutique is more than just outfitting your budding young ladies in fashionable clothes––it's about empowerment, too! Preteens can shop everything from accessories and shoes to dresses and jackets, with uniquely hand branded products that are bright and beautiful––just like your tween.

2511 E. Bruce Randolph Ave
Denver, CO 80205

Online: tweenboutique.shop

IG: @tween_boutique

Got a business you’d like to see included? Email as at blm@tinybeans.go-vip.net

––Karly Wood



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