Support our Local Black-owned Businesses

We love Alexandria for the people and the community these people create. We love how a familiar face is never far, and how new faces become familiar quickly. Honestly, we are so spoiled to be surrounded by people who care about and love the same things we do. This deep care and compassion for the community is why we all love Alexandria the way we do.

Like many of you, these last few weeks have challenged us to take a deeper look into our hearts, into our minds, and into our community. We feel so ignorant to have been almost blissfully unaware of how deeply rooted racism is in our country. While we certainly do not have the right words to say, and we will never understand how it feels to be discriminated against because of our skin color, we know we have an obligation to do better and to make a vigilant effort to be more aware.

Simply posting a black square on Instagram or going silent on social media for a few days is not enough. We need to make a real impact right here in the community we love so much. We always push “support local,” well let’s make even more of an effort to support our local black-owned businesses. Although this is a very small step, these businesses are the backbone of our community and should be celebrated and explored!

Below is just a small list to get you started; we are sure there are plenty we missed – send them our way as we would love to add to it.



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  • • Hawwi Ethiopian
    • • 1123 Queen St



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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.

400 South Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314



  1. Avatar Emily O Kimm says:

    I would love to hear more about each business. Please feature them one at a time!

  2. Avatar CCharity says:

    Thanks for highlighting these wonderful businesses!

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