Many people are looking to support small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are also looking to support black-owned businesses in their communities as a result of the recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and other acts of police brutality against black people.
Bloomington has over 30 black-owned businesses ranging from hair salons to food trucks to legal services. Here is a categorized list to check out.
3878 W. Third St.
Status: Delivery and curbside pick up available.
Status: The food truck is active with updates of location on their Facebook page.
Status: As of June 6, they announced they will be closed to the general public until next week. Locations and times will be posted on its Facebook page. The restaurant encourages customers to preorder by calling them to avoid a long wait.
112 S. College Ave.
Status: The business ask customers who come to the store to wear a mask and they will supply hand sanitizer at the door. Orders can also be called in or placed online. It is open Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4 p.m.
Status: Rasta Pops said in a Facebook post they are unsure whether they will return for the summer season if large gatherings are not allowed. More announcements may be made on their Facebook page.
Available at stores, such as Big Red Liquors and Bloomingfoods.
534 S. College Ave.
Status: Appointments must be made in advance. Guests are asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry, wear a mask, and not bring any extra guests. There will be a wireless temperature check before all appointments.
805 S. Rogers St.
Status: They are open Tuesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. They also have Trendin Vendin LLC vending machines with beauty supplies and self care products available anytime.
223 S. Pete Ellis Drive #1
Status: Appointments must be made and can be done by calling or booking online. All customers' temperatures will be checked upon entering. They ask customers to wear a mask and not bring extra guests.
1328 N. Woodburn Ave.
Status: Appointments can be made on their online booking website. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
908 N. Walnut St.
Status: The shop is taking appointments and is open Tuesday through Saturday.
421 E. Third St., Suite 5
Status: They are taking appointments only Wednesday through Friday. All customers are asked to wear a face mask.
116 S. Grant St.
Status: The shop is open for appointments only.
Lawyers & Consulting
Alphonso Manns Esq.
William R. Morris, JR. Esq.
Construction & Home Improvement
Sheer Elegance Draperies, Blinds and More
Business run out of owner's home
1403 Atwater Avenue
Status: They are only conducting telemedicine appointments at this time. This can be scheduled by calling or requesting a session on their website.
1302 S. Rogers St.
Status: Most visits are being conducted through IU Heath Virtual Visits or by phone. If an in-person visit is necessary, patients will be screened upon entry and required to wear a facemask.
Thelma Lynn Young-Bolden, RN, MSN, CS
Virshawn Champion, LCSW, ACSW, LLC
Various Other Services
735 S. College Ave.
Status: They are routinely sanitizing their office and maintaining social distancing with clients. They are also wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Virtual tours may also be offered.
Status: Workers are wearing masks and gloves. They ask if a customer is sick or has recently traveled to social distance while they are cleaning. CDC approved cleaning products are used and equipment is disinfected between customers.
223 S. Pete Ellis Dr.
Status: They have online training programs and one-on-one nutrition coaching available.
Business run out of owner's home.
908 N. Walnut St.
Status: Business still operating under COVID-19.
209 S. Rogers St.