5 Black-Owned Small Businesses I’m Supporting Right Now

Originally posted on April 20th, 2020, Atlanta, GA / Giselle Ave. Media. — Hi travelers, Happy 4/20! It’s Giselle here, writing to share some exciting NEW products with you! I’ve been hanging out on social media and I’m noticing a trend among users: How can I support a small business owner during COVID-19?! Many businesses are either thriving, barely surviving, or closed during this global lockdown, but online shopping is always an option.

As a small business owner, I value the importance of ownership while providing high-quality products and services to patrons. Working and living downtown during a global pandemic makes me realize how important it is to shop local, and invest in small businesses!  I’ve compiled a quick list of trendy products to add to your shopping cart while you’re browsing the web, looking for ways to support a small business!

Giselle Ave. Work From Home Tank

Grab your new Favorite Work From Home Tank in the Giselle Ave. online shop! This tank comes in white, and is a great lounge piece to add to your stylish– yet comfy– work from home wardrobe!


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Kandy Paint Nail Studio

Of all the essential businesses known to mankind– nail salons are NOT– just yet. Luckily, there are a ton of creative nail techs, bringing their talent to the digital world by creating custom press-on nail sets for anyone wanting the nail studio look– without the trip to the nail studio! Kandy Paint Nail Studio, located in my hometown of Huntsville, AL– is a small business I’m supporting right now! I’ve already ordered my set and I can’t wait to finally get these nails together. Kandy Paint Nail Studio is taking a short break, but be sure to visit the website to know when you can get yours ASAP!

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Awesomeisjayell Band Tee

If you’re a fellow music lover like myself, you’re probably coping with the fact that there may not be another festival or live concert in 2020. But, you can still support your favorite independent music artists by buying their digital products online! Rap Artist Awesomeisjayell just released the Awesomeisjayell Band Tee and it’s on sale for $35. So, what are you waiting for? Get your Awesomeisjayell Band Tee right now!

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Kashmir.viii Face Masks

“A mask a day keeps the ‘rona away, or whatever the saying is.” — Kashmiir.viii

Ma’am, these are the cutest face masks I’ve seen thus far! Kashmir.viii is no stranger to Giselle Ave. as she’s been featured here on the blog for her stylish eye for fashion! Well, she’s back at it again with these culture AF face masks! I’ve already purchased mine, and it looks like so did everyone else because these babies are temporarily out of stock. BUT–you can still visit the website to find out when you’ll be able to place an order again soon!



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Glitches & Glitter Cosmetics

I don’t know about you, but I’m here for a quick quarantine face beat– every now and then, just because! Owner of Glitches & Glitter Cosmetics, Llauryn Hendrix, has created her own cosmetics line and its the perfect way to add a little glitter to this lockdown situation! From bronzer, to gloss, to a custom eyeshadow palette– this cosmetics line is a great addition to your makeup collection!

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What’s Open Downtown Atlanta


Happy Hookah Smoke Shop – Happy 4/20! Come visit Happy Hookah in downtown Atlanta for all your hookah, smoke, vape, and CBD needs.

Rosa’s Pizza  – Rosa’s Pizza started in 1991 in downtown Atlanta by the Rosa family, and is still a family owned business to this day. Plus, it’s one of the few places you can grab an authentic NY slice of pizza, right here in Atlanta!

Bombay Cleaners  – Clean laundry is indeed essential, and Saytesh, of Bombay Cleaners is still open and ready to service clients in need of high-quality, professional dry cleaning services. Tell him Giselle sent you!

Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks – On the weekends, I notice a line of people practicing social distancing while waiting for a Big Dave Philly Cheesesteak! This restaurant is new to the neighborhood, and must be a hit because there is always a line and a short wait!

Reuben’s Deli  – Reuben’s Deli is not just an ordinary sandwich shop; it’s home to the extraordinary sandwich! And not just one specific sandwich, but every sandwich. Reuben’s Deli has been voted as a Top 10 Deli in the United States, and Best Deli in Atlanta!

Stay safe, stay inside, shop local, shop small — and support a small business today!


Author: Giselle Climpson

I’m Giselle, also known as Belle in the City Giselle. I’m the Founder of Giselle Ave. and a passionate Biz Consultant, currently creating my dream life! I reside in downtown Atlanta with my loving husband and my fur baby, Mr. Sidney, the Cat!

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