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11 Black-Owned Businesses in Richmond, Virginia You Have to Visit

Some of these Black-owned Richmond businesses have been rooted in the Richmond community for decades, while others are new to the scene and filling a special niche. Learn more about the unique offerings in this historic American city.

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Take a Trip to Richmond

Richmond, Virginia has long been a hub of Black culture in America, and the historically Black neighborhood of Jackson Ward in Richmond was once nicknamed the “Harlem of the South.” The city is also home to a bevy of Black-owned restaurants, cafes and boutiques that have carried on the legacy of businesses that pour back into the community.

To learn more about Richmond’s thriving Black community check out BLK RVA, where you can find year-round events, a directory of locally loved restaurants, and a collection of the galleries and theaters that showcase the city’s rich Black culture.

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1. RichWine

RichWine was founded by two Virginia natives, Kristen Gardner Beal and Lance Lemon, both graduates of the University of Virginia. The wine boutique, located in the heart of Richmond, carries natural, organic and biodynamic wines from around the world. Currently, RichWine only offers their specialty wines online, and for those in the Richmond area, same-day delivery is available for orders before 4 p.m. If you’re looking to try something new, RichWine also has monthly wine subscriptions with hand-picked selections that come with tasting and pairing notes.

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2. Adiva Naturals

Looking for products that wouldn’t irritate her sensitive skin, Nadira Chase created Adiva Naturals, an all-natural haircare and skincare company. Chase’s mission is to offer healthy alternatives to synthetic and chemical-laden products, and her organic line can be used on all skin types and different hair curl patterns. Customers can buy products online or at the retail shop located in Shockoe Bottom, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Richmond. Adiva Naturals also carries natural soap bars, decadent body scrubs, and a beard care set that comes in scents like mango and lemongrass.

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3. The Capsoul Collective

The Capsoul Collective is an organization that fosters community connections between music, art, fashion and craft beer. The company was founded by Tyrel J. Murdaugh, a self-proclaimed sneakerhead, and Eric D. Jackson Jr., who’s also the founder of Uncap! Everything, a craft beer brand that specializes in marketing and advertising, aimed at turning “non-beer drinkers into craft beer enthusiasts.” The Capsoul Collective regularly organizes tastings at Richmond area breweries and events at other local Black-owned businesses.

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