New movement aims to support black-owned coffee shops in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he is launching a tour of black-owned coffee shops in Brooklyn.

He says he was inspired by an article in BKLYNER listing black-owned coffee shops for those who would like to avoid Starbucks.

Adams says he will be visiting many of the shops on the list in the upcoming weeks to encourage Brooklyn residents to support local mom-and-pop stores instead of big chains.

He also says he will sit down with business owners to chat about city resources and opportunities that could be helpful to them.

Myriam Nicolas, owner of Brown Butter, a coffee shop on the list in Bedford-Stuyvesant, said she thought the tour was a great idea.

She said that small business are the “heartbeat of the city” and that “especially for black folks, African-Americans, it’s that much harder to open up a business.”

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