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.
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 https://www.wfae.org/race-equity/2022-12-23/a-coffee-shop-in-west-charlotte-preserves-black-history-and-culture
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Sounds like my kind of place. Great write up bro!
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Thanks, bro. I hope all has been well your way.