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Take Le Tour de Noir!

Want to learn about the abundance of Black-owned businesses in Evanston so you can support them with your dollars? Le Tour de Noir is the most enjoyable and eye-opening way to do it. This year marks its fifth anniversary and you can register here.

Organized by the Black Business Consortium Evanston North Shore (BBCENS), this bus tour and marketplace is a MUST.

The bus tour begins and ends at the new Robert Crown Center, 1801 Main Street, and will be followed by the business expo and marketplace at the Center.

Bus tour: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Business Expo: 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Founded in 2015 by Clarence Weaver and Wendy Weaver of C & W Market and Ice Cream Parlor and Larry and Jean Murphy of YoFresh Yogurt Cafe-Evanston, the BBCENS has been instrumental in raising the public's awareness about the many and varied Black businesses in Evanston. It sponsors workshops for its membership and publishes a directory of Black business that includes brick and mortar businesses, home-based businesses, and online businesses. You can find that directory here.

For more information, email: or call Larry or Jean Murphy at (847) 859-6408 or Clarence or Wendy Weaver at (847) 833-9764.

See you on the bus!

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