The Boston Black Hospitality Coalition aims to preserve the few gathering spaces for the city's many black residents - our neighborhood bars & restaurants. Our businesses play a critical role in community and economic development. Highlighting this we seek to ensure a prolonged future for our black-owned institutions.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted black communities at a disproportionate rate. During this devastating public health crisis, we are also forced to grapple with an economic crisis that has disrupted our livelihoods and significantly undermined the financial security of our most vulnerable community members.
As it stands, there are only eight black owned liqour licenses in the city of Boston. Unless a strategic response is implemented immediately, our businesses – neighborhood anchors that represent an iconic legacy of black entrepreneurship and community development in Boston – will be forced to close their doors forever.