Cherokee Street is home to 30+ black-owned businesses — offering everything from STL fashion, craft beer, hookah lounges and incredible food. Find some of your new favorites in the gallery below. Cherokee St. business directory >>

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Saint Louis Hop Shop

Owned by brothers Justin Harris & Ryan Griffin, Saint Louis Hop Shop offers the best of local & national craft beer. Whether you're a fan of IPAs, stouts, sours or ciders, there's something for everyone at Hop Shop.

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Profield Reserve

Profield Reserve opened in spring of 2020 and has quickly become a fan favorite for street wear & classic apparel. And their constant collaborations with local artists means there's always something new in store.

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Teatopia

Teatopia is brewing a better life one leaf at a time. Stop in to try their tea-infused smoothies & vegetarian-friendly snack options, or order one of their 80+ tea varieties in-store or online.

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Burger 809

Now housed at Bluewood Brewing, Burger 809 is known for their sliders. But don't stop there. The mouthwatering Soul Food Sundays & signature turkey legs will keep you coming back for more.

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Jerk Unlimited

While Jerk Soul moved to Ghana, partner Trevoy Woods has rebranded the Cherokee Street storefront to Jerk Unlimited, which continues to cook up *incredible* jerk fusion for take out.

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Cherokee Street Reach

Street Reach works with Cherokee neighborhood youth in co-creating practical, actionable, positive social change through art. This work has taken various forms — from art camps, candlelight vigils, & community paint projects.

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A Touch of Honey

Stylist Monica Conner opened her salon in June 2021 . The beautiful, newly renovated space is located at 3336 Louisiana just north of Cherokee Street.

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Brandin Vaughn Collection

A St. Louis fashion giant, Brandin Vaughn's storefront on Cherokee Street is where the magic happens. Bright colors & bold prints fill the small studio, where Vaughn turns fabric into runway-bound fashion.

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Artist Art Event Space

Owned by grandfather-granddaughter duo Todd and Dasia, Artist Art is the perfect venue to host your special occiasions in the heart of the Cherokee district.

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Kuts by Kurtis

At the corner of Nebraska & Cherokee, Kuts by Kurtis is an institution. The barbershop is owned by Kurtis York, who is also opening a barber school in Gravois Park.

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Seven 14 Lounge

Owners Marian and Aunya opened Seven 14 lounge in 2022. The lounge hosts weekly events with drink & food specials, including Wing Wednesdays and Sunday Brunch.

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Cherokee Grill

Owned by Kurtis York & John Brison, Cherokee Grill opened in August 2021 and specializes in wings, burgers & bbq at 2846 Cherokee.

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Love Goddess Healing

At Love Goddess Healing Oasis at 2839 Cherokee, find spiritual guidance, tarot readings & all the crystals and healing tools you need for your wellbeing.

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The Fattened Caf

Owned by couple Darren & Charlene, The Fattened Caf offers *mouth watering* Filipino bbq at regular pop-ups at Earthbound Beer, in addition to selling their housemade smoked longganisa to local grocery stores like Schnucks, and catering large scale events.

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Blk Mgk Woman

Through Blk Mgk Woman, Adria Nicole provides small batch self-love supplies to St. Louis. Shop her sprays, oils, potions & brews in her online store.

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Gifted Dreams Photography

Daniesha Marks runs her mobile photography business out of her studio at 3338 Louisiana just north of Cherokee Street. Contact her for your next event, family photos or headshots!

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DT's Appliances & Furniture

Need a new stove or furniture for your place? Check out DT's for affordable options in the neighborhood at the corner of Iowa and Cherokee.

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Clippers & Shears

Ramone Gibbs is the owner & barber at Clippers & Shears. He & his team provide precision haircuts and sharp styles Tuesday - Saturday at 2315 Cherokee.

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Encore! Theater Group

Encore STL is dedicated to producing high-quality theater and making it accessible for anyone who wants to experience it. Find their performances popping up at Empire Hall, Love Bank Park or Thomas Dunn Learning Center

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Chakq Nation at Empire Hall

Asia Stowball's events company Chakq Nation is now booking parties and celebrations at Empire Hall. Follow them to see what's coming up at the venue.

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Hiz X Hrz Apparel

Couple Ace & Amber opened their Cherokee St. apparel shop in June 2021 . Hiz X Hrz offers a mix of the couple's own clothing & accessory designs and eye catching options from other designers — all in a beautiful boutique with art-filled walls.

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Eleven 1 Fashion

Ebony Jones's new boutique Eleven 1 Fashion opened on Cherokee this year. Shop their looks in-store Tuesday-Sunday at 2303 Cherokee or online 7 days a week.

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The Noir Bookshop

The Noir Bookshop is a bookstore dedicated to the black experience. Owned by Ymani Wince, the shop opened at 2317 Cherokee in May 2022.

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The Cola Lounge

First of its kind in Missouri, The COLA is a private members-only consumption lounge, entertainment and community space. Located on the 2nd floor of 2847 Cherokee, the Cola is where buds meet.

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Exotic Bar

Exotic Bar & Hookah Lounge is owned by AJ Jones and first opened in the summer of 2021. The lounge operates 7 days a week, located at 2837 Cherokee.

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JC's Supplies 4 Beauty

JC's Supplies 4 Beauty is a black-owned community beauty supply & brow studio. The shop first opened in October 2021 by Tanisha Burton and family. The store was named in honor of Tanisha's late grandfather, Mr. JC Burton.

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Cloudzz Hookah & Bistro

Cloudzz Hookah & Bistro is the Sleekest Bistro in the Lou. Offering a full menu in addition to hookah and drinks, Cloudzz has something for everyone. Follow their instagram to hear about upcoming events.

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Black Coffee

Aloha Mischeaux is the magical woman behind Black Coffee — offering coffee, treats and their signature black lemonade. Black Coffee opened inside of the The Luminary Center for the Arts in 2021.

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Muurlones

Muurlone's social club is brought to you by Ley and Tai, the team behind Cocktailz Beauty Bar on Delmar. The space hosts celebrations and special events, and is available for rent for private gatherings and meetings.

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Ginkgo Snacks

Ginkgo Snacks is owned by the fine ownership group behind Profield Reserve — and offers everything your sweet tooth might crave, from penny candy to hard to find sweet & salty snacks.

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So Jeff Retro

Snaccs & Todd moved So Jeff Retro to Cherokee Street in 2021 — bringing their deep selection of retro furniture & art to Cherokee.

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Black Owned — St. Louis

Hear the perspective of a few of Cherokee Street's entrepreneurs in Square's video series Black-Owned. Directed by Rodney Lucas, the three-episode series explores the Black entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s essential contribution to the American economy through the perspective of Black business owners in Chicago, St. Louis, and Jackson.

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