7 Top Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts
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7 Top Black-Owned Bed and Breakfasts

Akwaaba's Greenwood with BEBR Correspondent Lanier (Image: Courtesy of Black Enterprise Business Report)
Welcome Inn Manor Chicago (Image: WelcomeInnManor.com)

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Owned by Merrill “Mell” and Angie Monroe.

Rated No. 3 out of 25 bed and breakfasts in Chicago by Tripadvisor, this property was built in 1893 and is a seven-room Queen Anne historic home.

The Monroes purchased the property eight years ago and turned it into a bed and breakfast in 2011.

You have to have an honest and sincere interest in people and a high tolerance for service, Mell Monroe says. Be comfortable cooking because you’re going to be cooking everyday as long as you have guests. It’s important to have a compassion and empathy for people who are unlike yourself, ethnically or culturally or with respect to their religion.


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