August is Black-owned Business Month. And there's no better way to celebrate than to get out and support these entrepreneurs bringing their big ideas to life on Cherokee Street.

Cherokee Street is home to more than 20 black-owned businesses — with 8+ more set to open this summer. 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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Burger 809

Tucked in the smallest storefront on the street, 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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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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Jerk Soul

Holding it down at 3108 Cherokee, Zahra Spencer & Telie Woods are cooking up *incredible* jerk fusion for take out— offering everything from carribean classics to rasta pasta & lamb birria tacos.

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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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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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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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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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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! Theater Group 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 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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Good Vibez Hookah Lounge

Kiera Blocker opened Good Vibez in spring 2021 at 3110 Cherokee. The lounge features weekly specials like karaoke Thursdays & slow jam Wednesdays.

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Little Jamaica Lounge

Soak up some island vibes at Little Jamaica Lounge at 2732 Cherokee. Little Jamaica offers daily drink specials and regular Jamaican cook outs, djs and performances.

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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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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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