Inspired by the global anti-racism movements, customers are looking to support local Black-owned and/or Black-run businesses. The White Rock BIA is proud to promote and increase the visibility of the following self-identified Black-owned Black-run businesses in White Rock.
Here is a list of businesses owned and/or run by Black members of our community to support.
The White Rock BIA doesn’t collect demographic data of the business owners in our community. However, there are a number of businesses that self-identify as being owned and/or run by Black community members.
EYEBAR Optometry & Optical Boutique has been dedicated to serving White Rock and the surrounding areas and helping customers improve the quality of their eyesight for over 14 years. Currently, the business is run by Ebraham, his son, and EYEBAR’s manager Deanie to mentor a second generation of opticians serving the local community. EYEBAR is a full-service eye clinic that diagnoses, treats, and manages all ocular diseases. Specifically, their products and services include pediatric optometry, orthoptics, eye rehabilitation, contact lens fitting, retinal imaging, and lens prescription. You can make an appointment online.
Krave Subs serves delicious Caribbean flavored wraps, subs, smoothies, and juices on West Beach. The family-owned restaurant offers plenty of light and health-conscious choices for lunch. Some of the other local favourite menu items include rice and beans, jerk chicken, Jamaican patties, and soups. The owners, Garry and Ruth Auguste are well-recognized and loved by the White Rock community for being inviting and fun business owners through their other venture, Oceanside Convenience store.
PG’s Jamaican Restaurant brings authentic Jamaican flavours to White Rock. Every Saturday, the restaurant offers Reggae/Soca Saturday’s Jerk Night & Drinks. The curry chicken wrap, oxtail poutine, pattie sandwiches, brown stew chicken, jerk chicken, and the coconut shrimp bowl are some of their favourite menu items. Of course, there are plenty of in-house drinks as well. You can dine-in or order online for pick-up and delivery!
Sandpiper Liquor Store is a full-service boutique liquor store located in Five Corners in White Rock. You can call in with any questions, or come into the store to see their extensive collection of wine, beer, spirits, coolers, ciders, and alcohol-free alternatives. Many of their selections are not carried by the government liquor stores. Operating locally since 2003, Sandpiper is open seven days a week year round.
If you are a White Rock self-identifying Black-owned Black-run business, the BIA is proud to promote your business and stand in solidarity with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us!