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3/22/22

Meet The Women Running Downtown Richmond

Check out our list of women-owned stores and shops in downtown Richmond that you can support when you shop local in RVA.

Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

1. 68 Home

5 W. Broad Street

Owner: Mariya Boykova

Neighborhood: Arts District

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.

Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, 12-5PM

Find more information about 68 Home here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

2. Adiva Naturals

1802 E. Franklin Street

Owner: Nadira Chase

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

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

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 10AM-7PM; Saturday, 12-8PM (Closed Sundays)

Find more information about Adiva Naturals here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

3. BareSOUL Yoga

13 S. 13th Street

Owner: Ashley Williams

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

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

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 6AM-8PM; Saturday and Sunday, 8AM-6PM

Find more information about BareSOUL Yoga here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

4. Blue Sage Bridal

20 E. Main Street

Owner: Noelle Parent

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10AM-6PM; Sunday, 10AM-2PM (Closed Mondys)

Find more information about Blue Sage Bridal here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

5. The Book Bar RVA

1311 E. MAIN STREET

Owner: Krystle Dandridge

Neighborhood: Financial District/Shockoe Slip

What You'll Find: A bookstore that will provide readers with an experience that centers Black, indigenous and people-of-color authors, a bar that sells wine by the bottle, tastings, author events, quarterly book subscription boxes, a Book Bar Book Club and more.

Hours: Wednesday thru Friday, 11AM-6:30PM; Saturday, 11AM-5PM; Sunday, 11AM-4PM (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Find more information about the Book Bar RVA here!
 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

6. Cafe Beignet RVA

3 N. 17TH STREET

Owner: Brittany Williams

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

What You'll Find: On top of baking their signature beignets, Cafe Beignet RVA has plans to expand their menu to lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch with Cajun-style dishes like red beans and rice, gumbo and more.

Coming Soon: April 2022

Find more information about Cafe Beignet here!
 Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

7. Café Synai

416 N. 1ST STREET

Owner: Lauren Frisby

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

What You'll Find: Customer favorites like coconut pie and salmon paninis and signature vegan sweets and jar desserts.

Hours: Wednesdays, 12-5PM; Thursday thru Saturday, 11AM-5PM (Closed Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays)

Find more information about here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

8. Elegba Folklore Society

101 E. Broad Street

Owner: Janine Bell

Neighborhood: Arts District

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.

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 1-7PM; Saturdays, 1-5PM (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Find more information about Elegba Folklore Society here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

9. Flourish Spaces

221 E. Clay Street

Owner: Stevie McFadden

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

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.

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-5PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)

Find more information about Flourish Spaces here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

10. Fountain Bookstore

1312 E. Cary Street

Owner: Kelly Justice

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 11AM-6PM; Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 10AM-4PM (Closed Mondays)

Find more information about Fountain Bookstore here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

11. Hour Cycle Studio

715 E. 4th Street

Owner: Jenn Braswell

Neighborhood: Manchester

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.

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 6AM-8PM; Saturday, 8-10:30AM; Sunday, 9-10:30AM

Find more information about Hour Cycle Studio here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

12. Julep's

420 E. Grace Street

Owner: Amy Cabaniss

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 4:30-9PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 4:30-9:30PM (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Find more information about Julep's here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

13. Kismet

202 W. BROAD STREET ​

Owner: Sarah Choi

Neighborhood: Arts District

What You'll Find: Find items curated with the intention to help you find peace and a little magic in your everyday life, art and books to inspire you and a space for makers, artists and authors of Asian heritage to showcase their work.

Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, 11AM-4PM (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Find more information about Kismet here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

14. Leek & Thistle

2112 E. MAIN STREET

Owner: Mela Jones

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

What You'll Find: Fresh-made, frozen and grab & go meals making it a great choice if you’re looking for a delicious, ready-to-heat lunch or dinner.

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 11AM-7PM (Closed Mondays and Sundays)

Find more information about Leek & Thistle here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

15. Loft at Steamer Co. 5

200 W. Marshall Street

Owner: Nicole Clayton

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

What You'll Find: Cathedral windows and high ceilings featuring gorgeous lighting and views of the Jackson Ward neighborhood at this loft-style event space.

Find more information about Lofts at Steamer Co. 5 here!

16. Luv My Hair

105 E. Main Street

Owner: Katrina Pascal

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

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.

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 8AM-8PM (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

Find more information about Luv My Hair here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

17. Mama J's Kitchen

415 N. 1ST Street

Owner: Velma Johnson

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

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.

Hours: Sunday thru Thursday, 11AM-8PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 11AM-9PM

Find more information about Mama J's here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

18. Maven Made

1321 1/2 E. Main Street

Owner: Bethany Frazier

Neighborhood: Financial District

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

Hours: Thursdays and Saturdays, 11AM-4PM (Closed Sunday thru Wednesday)

Find more information about Maven Made here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

19. Maya

525 E. Grace Street

Owner: Maria Oseguera

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 4-9PM; Friday and Saturday, 12-10PM; Sundays, 12-9PM (Closed Mondays)

Find more information about Maya here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

20. Mod & Soul

323 W. Broad Street

Owner: Jasmina Zulic

Neighborhood: Arts District

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

Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday, 11AM-6PM (Closed Sundays, Mondays & Tuesday)

Find more information about Mod & Soul here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

21. Mise En Place

104 SHOCKOE SLIP

Owner: Christine Wansleben

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

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

Find more information about Mise En Place here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

22. Ms. Bee's Juice Bar at The Valentine

1015 E. CLAY STREET

Owner: Brandi Battle-Brown

Neighborhood: Court End

What You'll Find: Healthy options like delicious and nutritious smoothies, salads, soups, fresh-pressed juices and more.

Hours: Tuesday thru Friday, 9AM-3PM (Closed Mondays, Saturdays & Sundays)

Find more information about Ms. Bee's here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

23. Native Plate

1203 E. MAIN STREET

Owner: Lorna Bedford

Neighborhood: Financial District

What You'll Find: A colorful and cozy spot offering global street food with Asian and American influences using fresh ingredients in dishes like Duck Bao Buns, Sashimi, Bulgogi BBQ, Vietnamese Spring Rolls and more.

Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 11AM-10PM (Closed Sundays)

Find more information about Native Plate here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

24. Parlor Salon

115 W. Broad Street

Owner: Mahri Jones

Neighborhood: Arts District

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

Hours: Wednesdsays, 10AM-7PM; Thursdays and Fridays, 10AM-6PM; Saturdays, 9AM-3PM (Closed Sundays, Mondays & Tuesdays)

Find more information about Parlor Salon here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

25. Pinq

1 W. Cary Street

Owner: Brittany Garth

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

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

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-7PM; Saturdays, 9AM-3PM (Closed Sundays)

Find more information about Pinq here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

26. Quirk Hotel & Gallery

201 W. Broad Street

Owner: Katie Ukrop

Neighborhood: Arts District

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.

Quirk Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday, 10AM-6PM; Saturdays, 10AM-5PM; Sundays, 10AM-4PM

The Lobby Bar Hours: Sunday thru Thursday, 7AM-9PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 7AM-10PM

Find more information about Quirk here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

27. 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.

Find more information about Richmond Free Press here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

28. Saadia's Juicebox

402 1/2 N. 2ND STREET

Owner: Saadia Yasmin

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 9AM-3PM (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Find more information about Saadia's Juicebox here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

29. Sefton Coffee Company

24 N. 8th Street

Owner: Jennie Skinner

Neighborhood: Financial District

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

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9AM-4PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)

Find more information about Sefton Coffee Co. here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

30. Shockoe Bottom Clay

1714 E. Main Street

Owner: Susan Gaible

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

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

Hours: Fridays, 11AM-6PM; Saturdays, 10AM-6PM; Sundays, 11AM-4PM (Closed Monday thru Thursday)

Find more information about Shockoe Bottom Clay here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

31. The Someday Shop

22 E. Broad Street

Owner: Audie McDougall

Neighborhood: Arts District

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

Hours: Thursdays and Fridays, 11AM-4PM; Saturdays, 12-5PM; Sundays, 12-4PM (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Find more information about Someday Shop here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

32. Southern Kitchen

541 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Shane Roberts-Thomas

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Thursday, 5-9PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 12-9PM; Sundays, 12-7PM (Closed Mondays)

Find more information about Southern Kitchen here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

33. Stella's Grocery

109 E. Grace Street & 609 Hull Street

Owner: Katrina Giavos

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward and Manchester

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

Downtown Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 9AM-7PM; Sundays, 10AM-4PM

Manchester Hours: Monday thru Wednesday, 9AM-8PM; Thursday thru Saturday, 9AM-9PM; Sundays, 10AM-4PM

Find more information about Stella's Grocery here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

34. Sugar & Salt RVA

416 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Sara Ayyash

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

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

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10AM-4PM (Closed Sundays and Mondays)

Find more information about Sugar & Salt here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

35. Suzy Sno

317A N. 2ND STREET

Owner: Rabia Kamara

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

What You'll Find: This NOLA-inspired sno-ball shop offers 60 housemade organic syrups and is the perfect pick for those looking for a sweet treat that’s vegan, gluten-free and delicious.

Hours: Friday thru Sunday, 1-7PM

Find more information about Suzy Sno here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

36. Sweet Spot Ice Cream Café

6 N. 18TH STREET

Owner: Sabrina Fitz

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

What You'll Find: 40+ ice cream flavors to choose from, coffee and more sweet treats.

Hours: Sunday thru Thursday, 11AM-11PM; Fridays and Saturdays, 11AM-12AM

Find more information about Sweet Spot here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

37. The Urban Farmhouse Market & Café

1217 E. Cary Street

Owner: Kathleen Richardson

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

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

Hours: Daily, 7AM-7PM

Find more information about Urban Farmhouse here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

38. Urban Hang Suite

304 E. Broad Street

Owner: Kelli Lemon

Neighborhood: Arts District

What You'll Find: A social café offering culture and connection to go with your Boss Latte.

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:30AM-2PM (Closed Saturdays and Sundays)

Find more information about Urban Hang Suite here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

39. Verdalina

325 W. Broad Street

Owner: Deborah Boschen

Neighborhood: Arts District

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

Hours: Monday thru Saturday, 11AM-5PM; Sundays, 12-4PM

Find more information about Verdalina here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

40. Whilom Goods

1 N. 2nd Street

Owner: Whitney Kuhn

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

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

Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12-4PM (Closed Monday thru Friday)

Find more information about Whilom Goods here!
Women-Owned Businesses to Check Out in Downtown Richmond

41. Wick & Sip Candle Lounge

1321 1/2 E. MAIN STREET

Owner: Brianna Earl

Neighborhood: Financial District/Shockoe Slip

What You'll Find: At this DIY bar, custom candle creations are made for you by you! Pick your vessel, choose your favorite scent and enjoy complimentary wine with your candlemaking experience. Come alone, buy tickets with a friend, do a date night or book an entire party and treat yourself to a Wick & Sip day.

Hours: Reservations are available Wednesday thru Sunday

Find more information about Wick & Sip here!