Charlotte Family, Have You Heard of Archive CLT?

Are you in the Queen City and looking for a cafe with good vibes, people, and culture?

Then check out Archive CLT.

Located in West Charlotte, Archive CLT is a vintage enthusiast cafe that celebrates Black history and culture. In addition to coffee, sandwiches, pastries, hot teas, and a variety of items—vintage photography, posters, HBCU yearbooks, books, etc.—are offered to the customers. Archive CLT also hosts an array of events, such as coffee tastings, monthly book clubs, and wellness/community engaging events.

The Founder and Owner of the cafe, Cheryse Terry, grew up in West Charlotte and has a strong love for her community. Terry advised the following by way of WFAE 90.7:

“I owe a lot to this area, and I felt like it was something that we needed.”

“Black people needed especially a community hub where you could come meet and just be a regular person, but also be able to have access to exclusive and rare publications and just vintage Black memorabilia.”

The address and hours of operation for the cafe are below:

2023 Beatties Ford Rd.
Suite D
Charlotte, NC, 28216

Monday – Friday (8:00 am – 6:00 pm)
Saturday – Sunday (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

For more information, check out their official website. You can also stay connected by way of Facebook and Instagram.

Until Next Time…


Photo Credit: QCityMetro and CharlottesGotAlot

Menayese, E. (2022, December 23). A coffee shop in west Charlotte preserves Black history and culture. WFAE 90.72. Retrieved December 26, 2022, from 


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sounds like my kind of place. Great write up bro!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks, bro. I hope all has been well your way.


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