The Charlotte community is built upon the hundreds of small businesses that add vibrancy and vibe to each of the neighborhoods across Charlotte.

Many of them were forced to close during the ‘Stay at Home’ order but the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the Queen City. Many businesses have added new services to meet the restrictions of our current reality.

While many restaurants are surviving with takeout and delivery orders, there are other businesses finding creative ways to serve.

5 Points has been and will always be a huge supporter of local businesses. 

Here are a few offering an opportunity for you to continue to show your support even in these challenging times. 

Support Local or Else is the brainchild of Black Wednesday Owner Corri Smith and Hygge Coworking Owner Garrett Tichy. This website is a one-stop-shop for Charlotte businesses that are feeling the extreme financial impacts of the pandemic and offering daily promotions and deals for you to shop. You can either participate as a business owner or do some shopping.

In the market for fresh and frozen protein or seafood? Inland was a restaurant wholesaler who has opened up their supply to the public for pick up and home delivery. They offer great cuts of meat and prime seafood.

Missing your favorite coffee fix at your neighborhood coffee shop? Enderly Coffee has partnered with Pepperbox donuts for free home delivery. Order Sun-Thursday before noon for FREE next day delivery of 5 or 1 pound bags of coffee and donuts. Like so many businesses they are giving back even in this time of their own need. While you place an order for yourself you can order an extra for delivery to Charlotte healthcare worker. You can write a note or send it anonymously. Enderly will make the deliveries between shifts and any healthcare worker can take a bag of coffee!

Let’s not forget Charlotte’s retail fashion industry. Numerous boutiques and stores are coming together for the greater good during this public health crisis. 

Fashion Forward was the idea of Whitley Adkins Hamlin, stylist for The Queen City Style and style editor for “SouthPark Magazine.” It is a way to help local stylists, shops, and designers while also giving back to the community. Each business has their own offer

So for now, keep staying at home. We want you to stay safe and hope you are making the most of this time. But while you are surfing on your computer, remember Charlotte businesses still need your business.