Athens Black-Owned Businesses 2016-and beyond

This list is not a comprehensive list of all of the African American businesses in Athens GA. The parameters for this list include businesses with a business license that are accessible through online stores or through a walk-in service in an actual building or truck (i.e ice cream truck). Keep in mind that an updated comprehensive list of African American businesses does not exist outside of this one, so this one will be evolving with the addition of businesses that fit the criteria. Please add your business to the new online directory version of this list at I may not be familiar with every business that fits these criteria in Athens, GA, so feel free to message me via social media or via email at with recommendations.

As you may or may not notice my personal business is not even on the list. This list is to serve the small businesses that already exist that may not currently have a strong marketing presence, or volume, or the ability to get out and network.

To patrons: As you patronize these businesses and you feel that you may be able to offer a suggestion to help. Please keep in mind that some owners may receive this well and others may not. I suggest for every business to create a comment box so that they can filter these messages and apply things that fit their comfort level. If you are verbally making suggestions please do so in a respectful manner and keep in mind the reason that this shift in consciously supporting Black businesses is taking place.  As these already established businesses grow they can hire our youth and help other prospective business owners to become legitimate establishments. It is this type of selflessness that builds strong communities. #SpreadLove

To African American business owners: When/if you start to receive a higher customer volume it is imperative to hold yourself to a high standard and good business ethics. This does not mean compare yourself to or assimilate to the practices of a non-Black business. Simply stated….. do good business so that you can build a repeat customer base. I suggest to the restaurants, have extra staff on standby to deal with higher volume. I’m not saying go out and buy a lot of extra products. I think people will understand you running out of certain items. I would rather you be prepared with staff than to have extra supplies. For businesses that currently do not meet the criteria for this list, you may create a free profile at . Click on the join now link when you go to the website and look for the basic option and you can list your business under this option for no charge.  #SpreadLove

Keep in mind that I am one man. I will do updates as time permits. This includes adding locations and contact information so that you may find out the business hours. Thank you for your consideration and patience.



Divine Tire

Jimmy’s Automotive

Kar Toyz

Master Detail Mobile Auto Spa & Pressure Washing

Pittman’s Tire Service

Prime Tire

Real Good Car Wash

Tire Depot

Tony Mattox Car Wash/Detail


Barber & Beauty

Ace Hair and Beauty Supply

Browns Beauty & Barber

Eye Candy

Dazzle Nail Bar

Jets Cuts & Styles

Knotty By Nature

Nina Styles

Shear Performance

Sheats Barber & Beauty Shop

Studio 74

Upper Cutz Barber Shop

Wilson’s Hair World

Wilson’s Styling Shop

Bars/Night Life/Entertainment


Gresham’s Disco Lounge

Hawian ha le club and event center

The Island

Vanish NightClub

Venom NightClub


Allens Admissions Consulting, LLC

Bright Beginnings Daycare

Magic Years of Learning Daycare

Science Guyz


Financial Services

Ellison’s Tax Professional Services

Ellison’s Insurance Agency

Lisa Turner- NCR Credit Card Processing Services

Michele Pearson, Edward Jones Investments and Retirement Advising


Blooming Wellness - Licensed Massage Therapist

Couture Bodies

Fit Body Boot Camp

Mr Mikes Personal Training

Barnett's Taekwondo

Funeral Homes

Jackson-McWhorter Funeral Home

Winfrey’s Mutual Funeral Home

Mack & Payne Funeral Home

Gardenview Funeral Chapel


Athens West Dental

Dr. DuBose Family Dentistry

Dr McRae Family Dentistry

LaKeisha Gantt, LPC

Next Level Care

Your Therapist Counseling Services


Green & Green

Hull Firm

Ken Dious and Associates

Sherri Ellison


Lawn Maintenance

Precision Cuts Lawn Care


WXAG 1470 am 92.7 FM

HighLight Magazine

Enlightened Media Productions

Zebra Magazine


Party Rentals and Entertainment 

Rucker Family Amusement Inflatables

Pet Sitting/ Pet Store

Fin Alley

Three’s Company


Residential / Commercial Painting / Light Home Repairs

A-Y Drywall

A Green - Residential and Commercial Wiring

Barnetts Flooring and Construction

Coast 2 Coast Moves (moving company)

Cole Cleaning Service

Faust Construction

Gravity Innovative Solutions

Heards Appliance Repair

Payne Construction

Quality Fence  

Smith's Heating and Air

Troy’s Construction


Restaurant/Ice Cream

African and Asian grocery (Barnett Shoals)


Dawg Gone Good Barbeque

Food for the Soul

JR Crickets

Kelly’s Jamaican Food

Lil Ice Cream Dude

Mannaweenta (Eritrean / Ethiopian)

Rashe’s Jamaican Cuisine

Weaver D’s


Adam’s Vending/Adams Management Group  


5 Star Feet (women’s shoes)

Culbreth's Jewelers

Social Work

Social Empowerment Center


Free Radical Labs, LLC

Get Stimulated

M.O.B. Athens