Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

Historic Washington Heights Grocery Store Saved from Demolition

July 23, 2020

Preserve Mecklenburg has purchased the property at 2515 Booker Avenue in the historically Black Washington Heights neighborhood in west Charlotte. The property includes a “former grocery store, originally known as Jim Patterson’s Grocery, then later as the ‘Little Booker Store'” that is significant to the African-American community. 

Read more about the history and potential future of this former grocery store: “Preservationists help save ‘very important component’ of Black history in Charlotte