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A Valentine’s Date With A Black-Owned Business

5 Black Owned Businesses Atlanta Edition

1. Soak and Polish

Just feel like laying back and kicking your feet up? Make it your first date with a black owned business in atlanta and local nail salon, Soak and Polish, allows you to do just that. Soak and Polish offers a wide variety of luxury nail services such as no-chip manicures, no-chip pedicures, SNS, Gel and Acrylic nails. The pedicures include natural ingredients such as rose petals and cucumber rubs. Soak and Polish is located in the heart of Atlanta on 12th Street. Avoid the wait and book your appointment online ahead of time. The salon also offers facials and extractions. So grab a friend or a lover and slide on some sandals and get a pedicure!

2. Our Bar ATL

Unwinding also means a drink or two, maybe even five. Pull up and drink and dance at the new black-owned Bar. Our Bar ATL, takes black-owned businesses to a new level. A group of thirteen creatives focused on curating and providing delicious food, amazing drinks, and the best new music from Atlanta’s own. Growing up in the nightlife industry, they took it upon themselves to create an eccentric and diverse environment where you can unwind and party with a few drinks. Our Bar ATL on Edgewood Ave is a short drive away if residing in Downtown Atlanta, so throw on your favorite going-out fit, and have a night out on the town.

3. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria

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Pizza is on the menu. And don’t worry about dressing up, skip the upscale attire and throw on some jeans and a sweater. Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria has been serving up artisan pies in a build-your-own style in environments with a hip-hop-inspired aesthetic across the South. Pizza is not the only thing on the menu; get dessert with a personalized Cinnabon, or one of their flavored daiquiris. The pizzeria is located on Howell Mill Road, just behind Northside Dr! So take the time to make that detour and grab you a slice with your boo. 

4. The Apex Museum

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How about a trip down memory lane? The APEX Museum on Auburn Ave has only seven dollar admission.  The APEX Museum is the oldest Black History Museum located in the city of Atlanta. The museum was founded in 1978 by veteran filmmaker Dan Moore Sr. and caters to maintaining a diverse and educating display by routinely changing its exhibits on a quarterly schedule. Mixed into Georgia State University, the museum is a popular site for tourists and students. So skip the history book and support a black-owned business with a real-life experience at the APEX Museum.

5. The Purple Cork Screw

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Tired of the same ole Sip and Paints? Well, sip and shop at The Purple Corkscrew Winebar on Avondale Road in Atlanta. A space that is like an extension of your own home, a cozy eclectic wine room. The Purple Corkscrew encourages you to grab your best friends and enjoy a glass of your favorite vino, while you shop for more. Steffani Bethea, the proprietor, personally tastes every wine that enters the shop to ensure great taste and experience in every customer. Like Steffani says, “It’s not about just buying a bottle or flight of wine but it is about providing you with impeccable customer service and wine experience that leaves you wanting to come back tomorrow!” So skip the liquor store and make a date out of wine.

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