17 Latino-owned businesses in and around Charlotte, NC

Owner Walter Dolhare toured 100 buildings before buying the Bryant Street property that would become LaCa Projects.

Owner Walter Dolhare toured 100 buildings before buying the Bryant Street property that would become LaCa Projects.

From local artisans making handmade gifts to hard-working entrepreneurs providing essential services to fellow residents, Charlotte’s Hispanic and Latino community has a colorful and resourceful array of small businesses that others can benefit from.

With nearly 130,000 people in Charlotte identifying as Hispanic or Latino, it’s no surprise that local Latino-owned businesses in the city are present and thriving in many corners of Charlotte’s neighborhoods.

Here are some of the businesses owned by Hispanic and Latino entrepreneurs based in Charlotte:


ÉCLAT Skin Confidence Spa & Academy

Location: 20901 Torrence Chapel Rd Ste 103-A, Cornelius, NC 28031

Neighborhood: Cornelius

Service: Cosmetics and aesthetics

What you need to know: ÉCLAT meets a wide range of beauty needs such as facials, eyelash extensions, microblading and semi-permanent and permanent makeup. The spa even offers medical aesthetics and advanced aesthetic training.

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J&Y Computers

Location: 4724 Old Pineville Rd F, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217

Neighbourhood: Lower South End

Service: Computer Repair, Technology Refurbished

What to know: J&Y not only offers same-day repair on PCs and Macs, but you can also browse a variety of affordable refurbished computers for purchase.

La Barberia hair salon and barber shop

Location: 1018 Mt Gallant Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Neighbourhood: Rock Hill

Service: Hairdressing, cut and styling for men

What to know: This Latino-owned hair salon caters to all ages and can take on any styling task, from simple trims and cuts to unique fades and intricate designs.

LaCa Projects

Location: 1429 Bryant St., Charlotte, NC 28208

Neighbourhood: Wesley Heights

Service: Art, art sales

What you need to know: LaCa (Latin American Contemporary Arts) is a gallery that presents – and sells – works by Hispanic and Latino artists. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Owner Walter Dolhare toured 100 buildings before buying the Bryant Street property that would become LaCa Projects. ALEX CASON

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Livink Tattoo

Location: 14815 Ballantyne Village Way Suite 240, Charlotte, NC 28277

Neighbourhood: Ballantyne

Service: Tattoos

What to know: Livink is a local tattoo shop that specializes in custom, unique, and realistic tattoos.

Pet Wants – The Urban Food Store

Location: 1700 Camden Rd Suite 102, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203

Neighbourhood: South End

Service: Animal food

What to know: Pet Wants is proud to be an all-natural, gluten-free, and by-product-free pet food retailer.

Pet Wants can be found inside the Optimist Lodge.

Pura Vida Social Art

Location: 3202 N Davidson St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28205

Neighbourhood: NoDa

Service: handmade gifts

What to Know: Pura Vida Worldly Art products are handmade and ethically sourced from artists located in over 40 other countries. Customers can browse clothing, garden and patio decor, children’s toys and accessories, and crockery and cooking utensils.

Pure Glo Spa Loft

Location: 416 East 36 St Loft #14, Charlotte, NC 28205

Neighbourhood: NoDa

Service: Holistic Spa Experiences

What you need to know: it’s not just about the “ambience”. Pure Glo Spa Loft offers a wide variety of skincare, body treatments, light therapy, and even lash and brow services.

Raven Moon Emporium

Location: 2210 India Hook Rd #104, Rock Hill, SC 29732

Neighbourhood: Rock Hill

Service: Herbs, Crystals, Oils

What to Know: Customers of Raven Moon Emporium can rest assured that they will find all of their holistic healing needs at this local boutique. Browse teas, body care, loose herbs, candles, chakra products, crystals, elixirs, curiosities, energy care products, herbal blends, herbal samplers, l incense, oils, seasonings and spices, smudges and sprouted seeds.

Tap Beauty

Location: 607 Providence Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28207

Neighbourhood: Eastover

Service: Beauty, clothing

What to know: Tapp Beauty’s “Passionistas” offer a wide range of beauty services, including fashion, hair, makeup and skincare.


Charlotte Bridge Repair

Location: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Charlotte and surrounding area

Services: terrace repair, design

What to know: The Charlotte Deck Repair team specializes in the design and construction of hardwood and composite decks, as well as the repair and restoration of existing decks.

Expert cleaning solutions

Location: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Charlotte and surrounding area

Services: Concierge Solutions

What to know: Although Expert Cleaning Solutions does not offer residential cleaning services, this company can be a resource for other contractors in the area. Expert Cleaning Solutions offers routine janitorial services for retail businesses, apartment buildings and complexes, offices and commercial properties.

J&M gutters

Location: Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighborhood: Charlotte and surrounding area

Services: Gutter cleaning

What to Know: J&M Guttering brings over a decade of experience to customers in the Charlotte metropolitan area who need gutter cleaning services. In addition to gutter cleaning, J&M also offers gutter repair, rotten wood replacement, window replacement, roofing, pressure washing, and interior and exterior painting.

Norman lake caterer

Location: Lake Norman, Charlotte and surrounding areas

Neighbourhood: Lake Norman, Charlotte and surroundings

Services: Event catering, staff and event coordination

What to know: Whether it’s a private wedding, a corporate event or anything somewhere in between, Lake Norman Catering offers everything you need to cater for your event. a success, including a full staff.

Priscilla Green Photography

Location: 1609 Sardis Rd N Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28270

Neighbourhood: Sardis Woods

Services: Photography, photo editing

What to Know: With over eight years of experience, Priscilla Green offers a wide range of photography services, including maternity portraits, newborn and baby photography, and family photography. Priscilla’s studio is located in southeast Charlotte and has everything you need for a shoot, from stunning sets and props to wardrobe and props.

Queen City Pelvic TP

Location: 4108 Park Rd Suite 406, Charlotte, NC 28209

Neighbourhood: Montford

Services: Health, physiotherapy

What to know: Ana Karim, the physiotherapist behind Queen City Pelvic PT, has over 25 years of clinical experience and specializes in pelvic health for men and women of all ages.

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Evan Santiago is a reporter for the Charlotte Observer and writes for the publication’s Service Journalism Desk. He is originally from New York and is currently based in Queen City where he works to help local readers with the challenges that come with everyday life in the modern world.

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