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2/16/21

Meet The Women Running Downtown RVA

Check out our list of women-owned spaces and spots throughout downtown Richmond that you can support in 2021!

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

1. Sugar & Salt RVA

416 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Sara Ayyash

What You'll Find: A premier bakery specializing in one-of-a-kind cakes and confections of all kinds.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

2. Julep's

420 E. Grace Street

Owner: Amy Cabaniss

What You'll Find: A new and elevated take on your favorite Southern dishes like fried green tomtaoes, shrimp and grits and more.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

3. Richmond Free Press

Owner: Jean Boone

What You'll Find: A free, weekly newspaper that aims to break down the barriers between readers and the news.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

4. Parlor Salon

115 W. Broad Street

Owner: Mahri Jones

What You'll Find: A craft hair salon offering top-tier services to anyone with hair.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

5. Saadia's Juicebox

402 1/2 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Saadia Yasmin

What You'll Find: A plant-based menu featuring energy balls, raw juices, acai bowls and more.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

6. Mama J's Kitchen

415 N. 1ST Street

Owner: Velma Johnson

What You'll Find: Family-owned and operated in the Historic Jackson Ward neighborhood with a menu full of mouth-watering favorites like catfish, corn muffins, and peach cobbler.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

7. Whisk

2100 E. Main Street

Owner: Morgan Botwinick

What You'll Find: French-inspired pastries, bread, espresso, coffee, sandwiches and unique offerings like monthly macaron memberships, custom cakes and classes.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

8. Maya

525 E. Grace Street

Owner: Maria Oseguera

What You'll Find: Modern Mexican fare featuring small plates, upscale entrees and the perfect setting for a night out or a lunch meeting.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

9. Hour Cycle Studio

715 E. 4th Street

Owner: Jenn Braswell

What You'll Find: Hour Cycle offers an inclusive, indoor cycling environment featuring Black instructors and hip hop music with package offers and single sessions starting at only $20.

10. Quirk Hotel & Gallery

201 W. Broad Street

Owner: Katie Ukrop

What You'll Find: Quirk Hotel has quickly become one of the nation's most beloved, boutique hotels and Quirk Gallery has been a go-to for visitors and locals of Richmond to explore their gift shop full of local and international artists.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

11. Verdalina

325 W. Broad Street

Owner: Deborah Boschen

What You'll Find: Sustainable and designer women's clothing and accessories.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

12. Fountain Bookstore

1312 E. Cary Street

Owner: Kelly Justice

What You'll Find: A staple RVA bookstore with an endless selection of books ranging from fiction, nonfiction and more.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

13. 68home

5 W. Broad Street

Owner: Mariya Boykova

What You'll Find: From wicker chairs and pastel couches to quaint and quirky home decor, this secondhand store offers sustainable options that are timeless.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

14. Urban Hang Suite

304 E. Broad Street

Owner: Kelli Lemon

What You'll Find: From Richmond's own Kelli Lemon is this social cafe offering culture and connection to go with your Boss Latte.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

15. Mod & Soul

323 W. Broad Street

Owner: Jasmina Zulic

What You'll Find: Bohemian and contemporary styles in women's fashion and accessories under $100.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

16. Stella's Grocery

109 E. Grace Street

Owner: Katrina Giavos

What You'll Find: Stella's Grocery offers gourmet Greek products, prepared foods, baked goods, beer, wine and more.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

17. Shockoe Bottom Clay

1714 E. Main Street

Owner: Susan Gaible

What You'll Find: A studio and gallery showcasing and selling the ceramic works of 30+ regional artists.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

18. Lucid Living RVA

300 E. Grace Street

Owner: Natasha Freeman

What You'll Find: A holistic healing and wellness center offering services like Reiki Healing, Sound Therapy, and much more.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

19. Pinq

1 W. Cary Street

Owner: Brittany Garth

What You'll Find: 4,000 SF of co-working space, private office suites and an event space for women in business.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

20. The Someday Shop

22 E. Broad Street

Owner: Audie McDougall

What You'll Find: A home goods store that sells handmade homewares, vintage items and luxurious plants.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

21. Elegba Folklore Society

101 E. Broad Street

Owner: Janine Bell

What You'll Find: Artistic, educational experiences with high-quality art, spoken word, dance and musical performances bringing awareness to cultural roots across the African diaspora.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

22. Blue Sage Bridal

20 E. Main Street

Owner: Noelle Parent

What You'll Find: Downtown Richmond's first sample and consignment bridal boutique.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

23. Whilom Goods

1 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Whitney Kuhn

What You'll Find: This shop is perfect for supporting local business with thoughtfully sourced goods at affordable prices.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

24. Urban Farmhouse

1217 E. Cary Street

Owner: Kathleen Richardson

What You'll Find: Locally sourced and organic foods, fair trade coffees and teas and a cozy atmosphere.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

25. Adiva Naturals

1802 E. Franklin Street

Owner: Nadira Chase

What You'll Find: Browse natural products like bath bombs, hair care, skincare sets and more from this multicultural brand.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

26. Sefton Coffee Company

24 N. 8th Street

Owner: Jennie Skinner

What You'll Find: A coffee roastery featuring locally made pastries with gluten free options, freshly prepared sandwiches and creative coffee drinks.

27. Africanne on Main

200 E. Main Street

Owner: Chef Ida Mamusu

What You'll Find: West African cuisine offered buffet-style from the legendary Chef Mamusu.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

28. Maven Made

1321 1/2 E. Main Street

Owner: Bethany Frazier

What You'll Find: Plant-based skincare and wellness products ranging from serums to body elixirs.

29 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

29. Southern Kitchen

541 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Shane Roberts-Thomas

What You'll Find: Your favorite dishes from the South like fried okra, shrimp po' boys, catfish and more.

30 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

30. BareSOUL Yoga

13 S. 13th Street

Owner: Ashley Williams

What You'll Find: A yoga and meditation studio offering space for the mind, body, soul and community.

34 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

31. Mise En Place

104 SHOCKOE SLIP

Owner: Christine Wansleben

What You'll Find: One-of-a-kind culinary experiences through cooking classes, virtual events and private events.

34 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

32. Luv My Hair

105 E. Main Street

Owner: Katrina Pascal

What You'll Find: An upscale and chic salon featuring Pascal's go-to styling and 20+ years of experience in the hair care business.

34 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

33. Flourish Spaces

221 E. Clay Street

Owner: Stevie McFadden

What You'll Find: A first-floor showroom featuring artwork, furnishings and textiles and libraries and a design studio on the building's second floor.

This is not an exhaustive list of all women-owned businesses in downtown Richmond. Please contact us if you feel like someone is missing from this list.

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