Support Black Owned Businesses in Thurston County

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Article was written by Thurston Talk 

Support Black-owned businesses throughout Thurston County that have impacted the community with rich culture, kindness and professionalism. There’s plenty of diverse establishments to discover including spas, restaurants and bakeries. Looking to support these entrepreneurs? Here’s a list of some of the Black-owned businesses in Thurston County, check them out! 

Sweetlee’s Ice Cream

The Scoop Shop
Tumwater Craft District 4242 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater
The Truck @ Harrison
2411 Harrison Ave NW (next to the Taco Truck), Olympia

Who doesn’t love homemade ice cream? Sweetlee’s Ice Cream is a family-owned and operated business known for their in-house ice cream and large selection of flavors to choose from. This popular business currently has two ice cream trucks in Thurston County and two storefront locations to cater to all the ice cream lovers in Thurston. Visit their newest storefront location, The Scoop Shop, in the Tumwater Craft District and try their flavor of the month!

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“We want Tumwater to be known as a center of excellence for brewing, making cider and distilling in this area, whether that’s Thurston County, Puget Sound or on a much larger scale. That will create energy that brings investment back to the old brewery property and agriculture back to Thurston County.”

John Doan
Tumwater City Manager


“Effective working relationships among the key players have been fundamental to the project’s success. I’ve gotten to work with a team of extremely talented individuals, from city staff, to the developers to the architects. The result is going to be a cool new space with a distillery and brewery, other shops and potentially an outdoor amphitheater for entertainment. I think this will really spark more redevelopment in the surrounding area.”

Tyrell Bradley, PE
Project Manager

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