5 Black businesses to support in one of the US’s best cities, Greenville, SC

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  • Published on March 30, 2023
  • Last Updated May 15, 2023
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Greenville was listed as one of America’s “best cities” to live in. Support these local businesses when you venture through the “Emerald City.”

With its healthy balance of slow living, sandy shorelines, and metropolitan areas, South Carolina has something for everyone when it comes to living.

On March 27, Greenville earned a spot as one of Travel & Leisure’s “10 most affordable and beautiful places to live in the U.S.” The “Emerald City” came in at number three.

The outlet ranked the states based on a U.S. News & World Reportstudy and were “evaluated onthe impact that cost of living, median monthly rent, median home price in relation to the national median, and quality of life have on a city, which generates a well-rounded figure for anyone looking to relocate.”

As the only South Carolina city on the list, Greenville has a population of over 72,000 people with a median home price of about $320,000. The outlet mentioned Greeneville’s proximity to natural wonders such as the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was praised for its flourishing downtown area, culture, and locally-owned businesses.

One of Greenville’s additional high points is its growing community of Black businesses. Black people make up over 24% of the city’s population. The growth of Greenville is due to the inclusion and promotion of its minority-owned businesses.

Below are a few to visit the next time you’re in the area.

Woodside Bistro

“Woodside Bistro is located in the Village of West Greenville at the historic Lofts at Woodside Mill. Featuring salads, sandwiches, and elevated casual dinner service – with vegan and vegetarian options. Our full-service bar is open all day – offering happy hour, craft cocktails, local craft beers + domestic and European wines.” – via WoodsideBistro.com

Jenauris Vegan Bakery

“Jenauri’s is a from-scratch vegan bakery, on a journey to make the most delicious, hand crafted sweets that are vegan and made with 100% all-natural ingredients. We are proud to serve the Upstate with sweets that are compassionate to animals and our health.” – via JenaurisVeganBakery.com

Red at 28th

“A multicultural literary lounge offering hookahs, books, full bar, outdoor patio, baked goods, coffee, and free Wi-Fi for our guests! We’re continuously taking steps towards building our brand while serving our loyal customers and bringing a positive change and unity…If you need a comfortable night out with friends, Red@28th offers a welcoming environment with vintage and eclectic furniture.” – via RedAt28th.com

Grand Oaks Dental

“At Grand Oaks Dental office, our Anderson, SC dentist and team value patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle, compassionate dental care that you deserve from a dentist in Anderson, SC. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional dental care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.” – via GrandOaksDental.com

My Massage, LLC

“At My Massage, LLC, we specialize in therapeutic wellness massage. We help our clients recover from surgery, release pain from injury, manage anxiety & stress by providing personalized sessions catered to each client’s needs. We are in the business of helping people reduce suffering and embrace bliss. We offer a wide variety of massage therapy services, including but not limited to pre and post natal massage, cupping therapy, sports and sports injury massage, post-op massage recovery sessions, manual lymph drainage, oncology massage and MyoFascial Release (MFR), fertility massage and body stretching.” – via MyMassageLLC.com

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