Black Woman Launches Cocktail Business Through Zoom

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From Zoom meetings to the creation of a brick-and-mortar business — creativity during the pandemic never ceases for Black business owners like Tamu Curtis, Black Enterprise reported.

Curtis is set to open up a storefront, Axios reported in the article, in Charlotte as a pilot location for The Cocktailery — a cocktail supply and beverage lifestyle shop, per the article.

Curtis—who holds cocktail classes through Liberate Your Palate—will also feature The Cocktailery to customers who have an interest for the full “adult beverage experience.” 

Axios reported that the shop will carry Curtis’ personal line of home bar supplies, including glassware, strainers, bitters, cocktail kits, apparel, trays, and other home items on top of the interactive cocktail classes.

Travel Noire reported that Curtis is an Oakland, California, native who relocated to Charlotte.

“I’ve always been a food and cocktail kind of girl,” Curtis said to Travel Noire. “That’s what we did in LA; great dinners, great drinks all night long. I moved here, and it was a different culture.”

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“I started doing my first paid virtual cocktail classes on Zoom by the end of March of last year, which really gave me a head start in that space. I was able to refine my offerings to adapt quickly to this virtual world and the needs of my corporate clients. My early start allowed me to grow a very robust roster of repeat customers and clients,” Curtis said.

According to the website, The Cocktailery opens in July.

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