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Louisville is home to many Black-owned businesses. From restaurants to salons, travel agencies and clothing shops, these businesses showcase the best of Louisville entrepreneurs.
Beginning June 19, customers are encouraged to participate in 502 Black Business Week, where shoppers can find discounts and special offers at more than 100 Black-owned businesses in the Louisville-area.
Created by Tiandra Robinson in 2018, the fifth annual 502 Black Business Week will showcase and highlight some of Louisville’s best Black-owned businesses.
“It is the hope of a 502 Black Business Week, that we can begin to close the racial wealth gap in this country through Black entrepreneurship,” Robinson said. “I’m always looking for ways to showcase Black-owned businesses in Louisville, and that’s what this week does.”
The start date of the weeklong event, which begins June 19 and runs through June 25, wasn’t picked by accident. June 19 is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, and is a nationwide celebration to commemorate the emancipation from slavery.
Juneteenth, is a combination of “June” and “nineteenth,” in honor of June 19, 1865, when Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas, to inform a reluctant community that President Abraham Lincoln two years earlier had freed the slaves and to press locals to comply with his directive.
There is no one reason why there was a two-plus-year delay in letting Texas know about the abolition of slavery in the United States, according to Juneteenth.com. The historical site said some accounts place the delay on a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news, while others say the news was deliberately withheld.
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The Presley Post, a co-working space that offers classrooms, conference rooms, a podcast studio, dedicated desk, and/or a private office with no long-term commitments, is one of the featured businesses in Black Business Week.
Jasmine Presley, creator and owner of The Presley Post, said she is excited to be a part of Black Business Week for the first time.
“Black Business Week gives us as a business a chance to build Black economic power, and gives entrepreneurs the help and support they need,” she told the Courier Journal.
Customers must mention “502 Black Business Week” to get discounts and offers from participating businesses. Customers can visit the websites for these online businesses or brick-and-mortar locations. For mobile-based businesses, check their website and social media pages for locations during the week.
Check out all the businesses, deals and promotions offered during 502 Black Business Week. Of note, contact information is listed if a physical address of a business was not available.
Black-owned food and dining businesses in Louisville
- Uniquely Designed Cakes, [email protected]
- A Chelle of A Dessert, 502-230-8040
- Lady J’s Lemonade, 502-795-9420
- Brew and Sip Coffee Bar, 3800 Shepherdsville Road; 505 W Broadway
- Pop Culture Cakes, 912 East Oak St.
- Cedar Cafe, 416 S 26th St.
- Hip Hop Sweet Shop, 1805 W. Jefferson St.
- Sauce Boss, 502-975-9385
- Daddy Vic’s Soul Food, 4444 Cane Run Road
- Chicago’s Jerk Tacos, 227 S 30th St.
- Sistas Funnelcakes, 1039 Ash St.
- Drick’s Treats, 502-230-1673
- Gores Smokeout BBQ, 502-341-0985
- Leo’s Juice Co., [email protected]
- Garden Girl Foods, 1300 W Muhammad Ali Blvd., Suite 128
- Scoops & Smiles Water Ice, 1222 State St., Suite #1
- Mom and Me Treats, [email protected]
- Kristel’s Keto Kitchen, 3125 River Road
- Mr. C’s Cheesecakes, check link for daily locations
- Try Me Treats, 502-202-7546
- MamaMesh Treats, check link for daily locations
- Yummy Nosh Catering, 502-922-NOSH
- Fry Daddy’s, 1991 Brownsboro Road
- Six Forks Burger Co., 1039 Ash St.
- Prolific’s Pound Cakes, 502-208-9625
- Big E’s Southern Q, 9705 Westport Road
- Ole E’s Rubs & Spices, [email protected]
- Huge Impact, 566 S 5th St., 566 S. 5th Street
- Sweet Shooters, 502-523-5039
- Tea by Brie Ren, 502-500-8892
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Black-owned clothing, retail stores in Louisville
- Chase Ur Dreamz, 3605 Dixie Hwy
- Happies Fashion Boutique, 502-996-0806
- Sensual Bliss, 1813 Bardstown Road
- 365 Everyday Black, 502-496-3033
- Pretty Girlz Grind, 2214 W Market St.
- Kipani’s Closet, 502-822-6890
- Gifts BY Tiphanie, 502-407-1439
- Leah’s Personalized Designs, 502-649-5825
- The Prince Collection, 502-996-0585
- Aungelica’s Wildside, [email protected]
- Shawna Mickens, 502-305-1021
- Fashionable Vybz, 502-230-7681
- U’niquely Yours Boutique, 502-930-3939
- No Barriers Apparel, 502-509-9373
- Remix Shoe Store, 5228 Dixie Highway
- K Alyce Designs, 308 Evergreen Road, Suite 101
- Compton Headwear, [email protected]
- Chanda’s Bowtique, [email protected]
- Another Route Apparel, Trend Setting designs for apparel, [email protected]
- Presteetsgious Luxury Shoe Bar, 3801 Poplar Level Road
- Sip Pretty, 502-333-0174
- Pocket Change, 1519 Baxter Ave.
- Pretty Girl Privilege, prettygirlprivilege.org/book-online
- Diamonds & Strut, 4801 Outer Loop Suite A-124
- First Place Clothing, 502-417-9592
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Black-owned marketing, financial, and miscellaneous businesses in Louisville
- T. Marie Consulting, [email protected]
- The Presley Post, 734 West Main St., Suite 106
- Prepping for K Academy, 502-437-9645
- Keep Your Books LLC, 502-608-1765
- Change Today, Change Tomorrow, [email protected]
- We Get Signatures Notary Public/ eNotary, 520-436-7915
- Noir Reality, 502-938-0161
- AWS Cleaning Solutions, 502-939-6588
- The Prosperity Expert, 312-809-1007
- Elizabeth Ellis, Realtor, 502-544-9868
- Thomas Tax Pros, 6500 Outer Loop Suite 3B
- Kentucky Style Cleaning, 101 North 7th St.
- The Entrepreneur Connect, 502-599-1985
- Prestige Tax, 1082 W. Chestnut St.
- Igloo Heating & Air, 502-777-3129
- Ebony’s Tax Service, 2214 W. Market St.
- Agape Administrative Services, 502-802-8354
- WCS Consulting, t.co/tcjNOmadyL
- RAM General Contracting, 859-421-5715
- McFalls Academy, 3548 Taylor Boulevard
- Prolific’s Workshops, streetlightinsightllc.setmore.com/
- Graphic Shopping, 502-443-7957
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Black-owned health, wellness and beauty businesses in Louisville
- Slay by Nicki J, 6504 North Preston Hwy
- Anchored Beginnings Lactation, 502-644-2737
- Kei Essentials, [email protected]
- Depression Has No Color, [email protected]
- Essentially Unique, 1921 W. Boradway Suite 1
- A Vybe Candles, [email protected]
- Kiss My Derriere, 2407 Brownsboro Road
- Bladez & Fadez, 1400 Main St. Suite 104
- Glam Factory, [email protected]
- Empressive Salon, 5458 New Cut Road Suite 15
- Donisha The Nail Queen, Vending Machine St. Matthews Mall
- Bae Vibes Skincare, [email protected]
- Mind Beauty N Soul, 786-810-6034
- Modified Energy, 502-510-0789
- Shop AnonyME, [email protected]
- Bedroom Kandi, [email protected]
- Soul Unalome Collective, 1451 S. 1st St, Unit 1 & 3
- Sunshine Smilez, 502-299-5722
- Vier Beauty Lounge, 7439 3rd Street Road
- Dolled Up by Daisha,dolledupbydaisha.com/
- The Wright Look, 3003 William G Weathers Dr.
- Blessed Bodies, 3224 Commerce Center Place
- Get Fit For Life Personal Training, 3224 Commerce Center Place
- Mick & Wick Cure Alls, [email protected]
- Hair Necessities, 711 East Lewis & Clark Parkway
- BLK & Bougie, [email protected]
- Lavish Life, 1901 Bardstown Road
- Prolific’s Encouragement Services, 502-208-9625
- ANF Beauty Bar, 5019 Preston Hwy
- Nuyu Body Spa, 502-517-3983
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Black-owned travel agents, car services and more in Louisville
Black-owned photography, videography and music businesses in Louisville
- Echilan Images, 930 Mary St. Suite 310
- Feeling MySelfie, 4801 Outer Loop
- Leslie Pryor Productions, [email protected]
- G-Lens, 930 Mary Suite 309A
- PAB Management, 502-416-5306
- Beauty In The Bus, 502-225-7176
- Bar Tu Rae, 502-916-8146
- YardCardzzlogo, 502-689-2436
- Moore, D Talk, 502-225-3055
- The Prolific Experience, The Event infused with Poetry, Music & Soul, 502-208-9625
- In Fly We Trust, [email protected]
- Generational Journal Collection, [email protected]
- The Plug, 502-291-3885
- Mega Shots, 502-208-6143
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