Play Where You Live: Black-Owned Business Appreciation Month

August 23, 2023

In honor of Black-Owned Business Appreciation Month, we are recognizing and uplifting the contributions of Black entrepreneurs and businesses within Wilmington. Below we are spotlighting black-owned businesses within the ResideBPG Play Where You Live Program that we support this August as well as all year long.

Interested in chill vibes and great coffee? Milk + Honey Coffeehouse has you covered. Owned and operated by Quincy Watkins, Milk + Honey is located at 239 N. Market St and “right where you need to be.” Their menu includes classics, such as coffee, espresso, teas, and more. If you’re feeling a little hungry check out their array of breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and brunch bites. Their Gallery features the work of Wilmington Artists, as well as some pieces that are available for sale. Stay up to date with their events and specials on their Instagram at @milkandhoney_coffeehouse.

While you’re in the LOMA district, make sure to stop by LaFate Gallery.  Opened in 1993 by owner and Award-Winning Folk-Artist, Eunice LaFate, her pieces each tell their own story. LaFate is an accomplished and self-taught artist with over 20 years of experience. She is inspired by both her home island of Jamaica and her experiences here in the United States. She uses a variety of abstract imagery, lines, patterns, and colors to share each individual story within her brush strokes. You can stop in to view the gallery and purchase some pieces at 227 N. Market St, or view her work on Instagram at @lafategallery.

Looking for a bite to eat? Opened in 2021, DE Slider Co. offers a unique approach to the classic burger. Located in the heart of Downtown Wilmington, Chef William Johnson has curated a menu that will leave you wanting more! All their sauces, juices, dry rubs, pickles, and slaws are made in-house for the complete flavor experience. The owner and founder of DE Slider Co., Chef William Johnson has made a lasting impression on the local food scene. Within the past few years, he has expanded his skills by traveling the globe to find new and innovative flavors to bring to Wilmington. Stop by their restaurant at 204 W 10th Street, Wilmington DE or check out their Instagram at @desliderco.

A few doors down you will find Morgan’s of Delaware, a women’s clothing boutique showcasing “uptown elegance with downtown edge!” Founded by owner Martha Morgan over 40 years ago, Morgan’s of Delaware brings chic and inviting window displays to Delaware Ave. Martha strives to provide customers and visitors with “The Morgan’s Experience.” From the warm welcome when you step into her boutique to personalized styling, Morgan’s of Delaware is known for helping their customers not only look great but feel great. Visit her boutique at 222 Delaware Ave, Ste. 105 or check out her Instagram at @morgansofdelaware!

By choosing to shop at Black-Owned Businesses, you are helping to make a tangible difference within our community. We encourage our residents to support the local businesses that make Wilmington so unique.

When you live at a ResideBPG apartment in Wilmington DE, or work at select downtown businesses, you are a part of a community and given the VIP treatment! Our residents and associates receive exclusive benefits through the ResideBPG Play Where You Live Program! The discount card is available to current residents and can save you hundreds of dollars a year at local businesses!

Are you a local business or know of one in Wilmington Delaware that would like to be a part of our Play Where You Live Program? Contact us at for more information!

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