October 19, 2021


Truly Business

Black Restaurant Week, benefiting Lowcountry business owners

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – For 6 yrs the “Black Cafe Week Project” has been highlighting black owned places to eat throughout the place.

Nearby places to eat these types of as ChuckTown Seafood Café and The Rib Dude, are 2 of numerous restaurants highlighted. Founders say highlighting places to eat across the Lowcountry was their mission, right after seeing organizations afflicted from the pandemic.

“Being in a position to raise them up and present them these hidden gems that are in our neighborhoods and guarantee that they proceed to be the corner stones of the local community,” suggests Derek Robinson, Co-Founder of Black Restaurant Week Challenge.

Entrepreneurs throughout the lowcountry say they have been doing the job all around the clock to preserve their small business alive.

“I under no circumstances closed one particular day mainly because of the pandemic we just made changes and kept pushing and praying. That is what received us this much,” says Kevin Greene, Owner of ChuckTown’s Seafood Café.

Acquiring an opportunity with Black Restaurant Week has held some of them open up for a longer period.

“There has been a whole lot of new buyers that have came in and want to try out the food stuff. I experienced some people today even coming back again the following day to get one thing,” suggests Male Simmons, Operator of The Rib Man.

Kevin Greene says he has had to make numerous changes together the way to accommodate to his consumers.

“I have poured a complete lot of funds into a travel thru to open up that to endure, and that aided me out a good deal as well,” he says.

Greene claims acquiring condition PPP loans and assistance from organizations like Black Cafe Week, has aided him to retain his small business increasing.

“We are experience a push from this 7 days, and we are getting busier now, as a end result of that,” he says.

Dining establishments say even though the week is coming to an conclusion, they rejoice their lifestyle each and every week of the yr with “Black Food items Friday’s.”

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