Celebrating Black-Owned Businesses In The Short North Arts District


Celebrate Black History Month this year by continuing to uplift Black businesses and hard working entrepreneurs right here in the Short North Arts District. By supporting Black-owned businesses, you’re helping to create and sustain more entrepreneurial opportunities, which helps to empower Black communities as the fight for justice, equality and equity continues.

This month, we’re sharing a bunch of Black-owned Short North Arts District businesses that our community loves, from magnificent house plants and menus to the latest fashions to beauty services.

Scroll through the list and find your next favorite local business to support this month and all year long!


Amongst Peers | 15 W. 5th Ave.

Operating as a retail hub that houses, promotes, and sells fresh new brands and ideas from their peers, both locally and across the globe. Not just a clothing brand, a community.

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Art of Republic | 34 W. 5th Ave.

Art of Republic is a network of emerging artists, utilizing a shared creative artspace. Designed to encourage individuality & concept development.

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Black Fashion Expo | 21 W. 5th Ave

Through art, fashion, music and technology, Black Fashion Expo aims to create the largest consumer facing marketplace in the Midwest.

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Coles Plants | 726 N. High St.

Your favorite plant’s favorite plant shop, specializing in indoor house plants.

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Dreams On High | 1217 N. High St.

Dreams on High is a local boutique, offering a wide range of apparel, footwear, and accessories.

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Frazier Consulting | 875 N. High St.

Offering credit repair, credit counseling, credit restoration, business credit and more.

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Hai Poke | 647 N. High St.

Hai Poké serves Hawaiian-style ahi tuna poke and vegetarian sushi bowls.

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Haus Davinci | 1244 N. High St.

DaVinci aims to inspire confidence through embracing unique beauty and self-care. Proudly serving all ethnicities.

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Jerky’s Jamaican | 1247 N. High St.

Jerky’s Jamaican Grill provides authentic Jamaican cuisine, implementing original techniques.

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Koko Bella Lash & Sugaring Bar | 870 N. High St.

The Koko Bella Lash Bar is a beauty bar specializing in eyelash extensions, brow services, and sugar waxing services.

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Lash Nympho | 1194 N. High St

Licensed estheticians and certified lash professionals that use top quality premium extensions, adhesive, and products to give you lashes you’ll love,

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Luxe Wear Boutique | 1196 N. High St.

LuxWear Boutique is a casual and trendy brand that focuses on providing women with clothing & accessories for all occasions

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Nail Primo | 1244 N. High St.

Nail services specializing in maintaining natural nails, hard gel extensions, shaping, and modern intricate nail art.

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PIVOT | 988 N. High St.

PIVOT is a women’s boutique carrying a selection of inclusive and sustainable on-trend shoes, handbags, accessories, and fashion staples.”

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Ransom Supply | 988 N. High St.

Ransom Supply carries exclusively designed street apparel ranging from accessories, tees and outerwear.

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Sole Classics | 846 N. High St.

Sole Classics is a full-service sneaker boutique, offering a wide range of services to fit all of your footwear, apparel and accessory needs.

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Tactical Luxuries | 1182 N. High St.

Tactical Luxuries is a locally and family-owned clothing store, specializing in sneakers, luxury goods, and vintage apparel to suit all your streetwear style needs.

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W*nder | 16 N. Poplar Ave

W*nder is a delicious CBD sparkling beverage that’s formulated to keep you energized, focused, and relaxed throughout the day.

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