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March is Women’s History Month! To honor the occasion, we have gathered a list of some of the many wonderful Women-Owned businesses you can support in your neighborhood. Whether you patronize them virtually or in person they appreciate your support!

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Cleveland Park Main Street

All Fired Up (3413 Connecticut Ave NW)

A paint your own pottery studio also offering mosaics and acrylic painting on pottery or canvas. Owner Liz Winchell always believed that everyone should have access to making art. That is true at All Fired Up!

Anna Nails and Spa (2744 Ordway St NW)

The atmosphere is one of luxury. They have lots of great colors to choose from and comfortable chairs to relax in.  

CityPaws Animal Hospital (3513 Connecticut Ave NW)

At CityPaws Animal Hospital, caring for your pet is not only their expertise; it’s what they love to do. Their staff has the compassion to treat every pet like a personal friend and is skilled at handling a variety of situations.

Foundation Fitness (3525 Connecticut Ave NW)

At Foundation Fitness, they believe that your gym should inspire you to be your best version. Their fitness community of like-minded members and staff are going to support you.

Imaj Salon (3301 Connecticut Ave NW)

Imaj is a full-service beauty salon offering hair, waxing, threading, and nails services to make their clients feel pampered from head to toe. Imaj is full of experienced stylists and beauticians!

School of Rock (3529 Connecticut Ave NW)

School of Rock is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations. With students ranging from toddlers to adults, School of Rock is where music students grow into real musicians.

Spices Asian Restaurant & Sushi Bar (3333 A Connecticut Ave NW)

Spices Asian Restaurants has a variety of dishes made to excite your taste buds. Using authentic recipes from different parts of Asia, they will make your dining experience one to never forget. Traditional and contemporary dishes, including their Japanese sushi bar will pair well with their extensive Sake list.

Transcendence-Perfection-Bliss of the Beyond (3428 Connecticut Ave NW)

They offer inspiring gift ideas sure to make giving personal and fun! Shop their curated selection of unique gifts for all ages and occasions.

Uptown Cleaners (3333 Connecticut Ave NW)

Uptown Cleaners will take care of your laundry needs! Whether it is cleaning your dress shirts, pressing your pants, or repairing a zipper they do great work.

Chevy Chase Main Street

Core72 (5502 Connecticut Ave NW)

Core72 brings a personally curated selection of unique brands to the DC area, geared to an active, yet relaxed lifestyle. They provide men and women with the apparel, information and inspiration to find their own passion in the outdoors, whether it is around the world, or around the block! 

Debbie Parker Business & Personal Life Coach (5614 Connecticut Ave NW)

Debbie Parker provides in-person and online life coaching to serve the emotional intelligence needs of the greater Washington DC area. Her passion is to help people in business figure out where they are, where they want to be, and how to get there.

June B Sweet & Write For You (3807 McKinley St NW)

Now under the same roof, June B Sweet & Write for You, are two separate businesses owned by June Drummond. June B Sweet is an authentic Brazilian chocolate shop and Write for You is a luxury stationery store. Stop by and see what they have to offer!

Park Story (3813 Livingston St NW)

Park Story is a life and style boutique featuring responsibly made goods by local and independent brands. When you shop online, you can enjoy free shipping on orders of $75+ or $5 flat rate shipping on all other orders.

Salon Familia (3817 Livingston St NW)

As a woman and minority owned business, Salon Familia continually strives to deliver the best hair and nail services to their clients! Owners Nini Pham and Kim Tran have over 20 years of cosmetology experience and 10 years of management experience.

Columbia Heights Main Street

Avanti Real Estate Services (3421 14th Street NW)

At Avanti Real Estate Services, they firmly believe that homeownership is one of the most important pathways to achieving economic growth and prosperity for many who had not been able to realize the American dream of owning a home. They have assisted hundreds of first-time homebuyers and other clients buy and sell homes all over the District.

Gloria’s Pupuseria (3411 14th St NW)

Gloria’s offers delicious pupusas, great prices, and fast service! It is a small, homey place with lots of charm.

Image Hair Salon (3453 14th Street NW)

Mariana first started doing hair in the Dominican Republic when she graduated from cosmetology school in 1984. She’s been working in DC salons since 1985 and opened her salon in 1998. All of her salons feature Dominican hairstylists and welcome all types of hair, including natural hair.

Letena Ethiopian (3100 14th St NW)

Letena is the spot for authentic and inspired Ethiopian cuisine, great coffee and exotic cocktails. Health and culture are at the root of Letena which means “for health” in Amharic, so to live up to the brand’s name, only natural and premium ingredients are used throughout its offerings.

Martha’s Unisex Salon (3529 14th St NW)

Whether you’re looking for a blow out or a full hair care makeover, Marta’s Unisex Salon has you covered. They offer men and women’s hair styling, coloring, highlighting, and eyebrow waxing.

Odd Provisions (3301 11th Street NW)

Odd Provisions is a contemporary corner market providing fresh and convenient food and household necessities to the residents of Columbia Heights and Park View. They feature the products of local farmers and artisans as well as a curated selection of craft beer and wine.

Sticky Fingers Sweet & Eats (1370 Park Rd NW)

Vegan bakery and cafe serving cupcakes, pastries, salads and sandwiches in a bright, casual setting. Check out their adorable sweets and order for in-store pick-up!

Thip Khao (3462 14th St NW)

Food tastes better when eaten with your hands. That is the motto of this sleek and modern eatery! They showcase spicy Laotian dishes and classic cocktails with an exotic twist.

Logan Circle Main Street

Bar Pilar (1833 14th Street NW)

Visit this two-story gastropub with modern American fare served in large and small formats in an art-laden setting. Bar Pilar’s eclectic menu is inspired by supporting local farms and New American cuisine.

Cork & Fork (1522 14th Street NW)

Check out this family-run wine store featuring a sizable collection of global wines, as well as beer, classes and tastings. They focus on quality wines and small producers.

Cork Wine & Market (1805 14th Street NW)

This is a cool wine bar for New American small plates and more upstairs; with a market bistro and tasting bar below. It is the spot for food and wine lovers!

Side Door By Lois (1847 14th Street NW, next to Cafe Saint-Ex)

The place to find fall-off-the-bone Jerk Chicken Wings. You can also pick up curries, truffle fries, or buttermilk chicken tenders.

Slipstream (1333 14th Street NW)

Get your coffee and grab and go foods, as well as pantry offerings for your at-home cooking needs! They are an innovative, service focused coffee shop and cocktail bar proudly serving Logan Circle.

W. Millar and Co. Catering (1335 14th Street NW)

During the pandemic this catering firm has pivoted their business to grocery delivery and takeout food! Check out Pizza Policy, their takeout window, for comfort food classics like pizza, wings, and boardwalk fries.

Crown Pawn Brokers (1726 14th Street NW)

 A long-standing business, they have been our local neighborhood pawnshop since 1935! They have new and used musical instruments, estate jewelry, timepieces and more! Crown Pawn Brokers is a great place to find unique items.

Current Boutique (1809 14th Street NW)

Calling all fashion lovers! Shop the best in secondhand fashion from Current Boutique. Treasure Hunt the designer deals and curate your closet.

Little Leaf (1401 S Street NW)

Little Leaf is a boutique and tiny jungle specializing in plants, paper and gifts. They offer design services and would love to add some green to your home, restaurant, office or commercial space.

Logan Hardware (1734 14th Street NW)

Logan Hardware offers 2.5 floors of retail space, including a party supplies department, expanded pet section, and a lawn and garden department and nursery. Head here for all your grill, hardware, home improvement, lawn and garden, and tool needs.

Lou Lou Boutiques (1802 14th St NW)

A popular destination for those shopping for the latest trends in fashion accessories, lou lou offers a variety of merchandise that caters to everyone’s individual fashion style. Embellished in earrings, necklaces, scarves, and more, lou lou is a accessory haven for all of the area’s fashionistas.

Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot (1626 14th Street NW)

Reasonably priced vintage home furnishings brought in truckloads of new inventory every Wednesday to be displayed, photographed and put on the website and ready for sale when the doors open each Thursday.

The Outrage (1722 14th Street NW)

The Outrage is hour hub for activism — providing both the scaffolding and venue to make change a reality through sustained civic engagement. They donate to a nonprofit partner with every single purchase.

Salt & Sundry (1625 14th Street NW)

Salt & Sundry is a home and lifestyle boutique featuring an eclectic mix of goods from independent makers and designers, both local and from across the globe. Find inspiring items to make your own home more of what you dream it to be. Barre (1339 14th Street NW) is offering online classes while their studio is closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Even online, you can experience their technique of targeted muscle isolation, muscle-exhausting reps and personal guidance! For more than a decade, they have nurtured a community of barre aficionados at their Logan Circle studio.

Barre 3 (1832 14th Street NW)

Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout combining strength conditioning, cardio, and mindfulness that will leave you feeling balanced in body and empowered from within. Classes are currently being offered through live-streaming.

Flow Yoga Center (1450 P Street NW)

Flow is focused on making your day brighter. Whether you’re in the mood for strong power yoga, sweat-inducing cardio barre or pilates, restorative gentle classes, or meditation (they’ve got all of them!) their schedule is packed with ways to help you feel your best.

Fuse Pilates (1401 14th Street NW)

Fuse offers unique Pilates mat and apparatus classes choreographed by student request and set to upbeat playlists. Fuse was named Best Pilates Studio in DC in 2016 and 2017 and is the home of the Fuse Ladder workout – named one of the most innovative in America!

MPH Fitness (1457 Church Street NW)

MPH is Movement, People and Health. They are a strength and conditioning facility specializing in CrossFit. Theirs is an unpretentious and effective formula: embrace the community of athletes and the coaching provided each workout, emphasize movement standards and the quality of each movement, and most importantly, work with intensity.

Nail Saloon (1508 14th Street NW)

They love healthy nails at the nail saloon. It is the place to get superior, non-toxic nail care in a hyper-clean environment. This also means: no gels, no powders, no acrylic, no glues. No joke.

P Nails (1410 P Street NW)

You’ll smile every time you look down at your fashionable nails after a visit to P Nail. For moderately priced, quality spa treatments, look no further than P Nails.

Trina’s Hair Gallery (1843 14th Street NW)

Trina’s Hair Gallery is not only the place for a a great hair cut, but the shop has the vibes, music, conversation and cleanliness to make it a full experience!

Capitol Valet (1349 S Street NW)

Capitol Valet is a full service, low cost, organic, and green dry-cleaning company with free, daily, and on-call pickup and delivery to your home or office. Get the freshest clean out of your clothes when you bring them to the dry cleaning experts at Capitol Valet.

CityPaws Animal Hospital (1823 14th Street NW)

At CityPaws Animal Hospital, caring for your pet is not only their expertise; it’s what they love to do. Their staff has the compassion to treat every pet like a personal friend and is skilled at handling a variety of situations. 

Black Cat (1811 14th Street NW)

Black Cat is a music venue that features the best in local, national, and international independent and alternative music. They have pivoted to live-stream shows and festivals that you can check out from home!

Transformer (1404 P Street NW)

Transformer is an artist-centered organization that connects and promotes emerging artists and emerging arts leaders within local, national and international contexts. Through extensive partnerships with artists, curators, and a diverse range of cultural institutions, Transformer serves as a catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visual arts.

N Street Village (1333 N Street NW)

N Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. to claim their highest quality of life. They help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery.

Lower Georgia Avenue Main Street

Amen Cafe (3661 Georgia Ave NW)

Amen Cafe is a place of welcome and affirmation for all. They provide an environment for people of the neighborhood to connect, have conversation, eat, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or juice. And all their coffee is roasted in-house!

Bodymass Gym (2833 Georgia Ave NW)

Everyone’s fitness journey is unique but no one can do it without support and guidance. Bodymass Gym strives to be your anchor during your unique fitness journey by designing everything they do to make sure you feel like you belong.

District Pilates (4011 Georgia Ave NW)

District Pilates is a boutique contemporary Pilates studio in Petworth. Both Reformer studios offer private, semi-private, and group classes using Peak Pilates Reformers and Chairs.

Fia’s Fabulous Finds (806 Upshur St NW) 

Fia’s Fabulous Finds offers upscale, quality, brand name ladies clothing and accessories in new and nearly new condition at prices significantly below department store pricing while creating an exciting and first class shopping experience.

GA AVE. Biz Solutions (3613 Georgia Avenue NW)

GA AVE. Biz Solutions understands the importance of investing in brand promotion. They aim to help build and promote your business in the most cost-effective and efficient ways with our countless promotional items.

Georgia Beauty Supply (3659 Georgia Ave NW)

Helen Wolde, owner of Georgia Beauty Supply, has loved doing hair and makeup for as long as she can remember. With 21+ years of beauty experience, Helen is here to help you whenever you visit the store.

Hook Hall (3400 Georgia Ave NW)

Hook Hall is a traditional tavern, beer garden, cafe and event space. Check out their latest epic pop-up experience, Viking Village!

Loyalty Bookstores (843 Upshur Street NW)

Loyalty is an indie bookstore that specializes in diverse books! Currently their storefronts are closed but you can shop online. And check out their online events!

Lulabelle’s Sweet Shop (847 Upshur Street NW)

A small but mighty sweet shop dishing out ice cream, baked goods, coffee, sandwiches, candy and assorted gifts. They offer nation-wide shipping on many of your favorite Lulabelle’s Treats. Online shopping is available 24/7!

She Loves Me (808 Upshur St NW)

She Loves Me is a flower and plant shop that offers next-day flower and plant delivery of seasonal and locally grown flowers. They offer wild and whimsical designs for your very special events and very important deliveries.

Salsa With Silvia (3232 Georgia Ave NW)

Salsa With Silvia is here to not only teach you how to do the steps, but also to offer joy and entertainment. They train people of all levels in small intimate classes. Their classes are the most affordable in the area and they have great deals and packages if you are on a tight budget.

Willow (843 Upshur Street NW)

A clothing and gift store in Petworth, Willow has a wide array of unique items! Find women’s clothing, gifts and home goods, baby and children’s toys, and more!

Yoga Heights (3506 Georgia Ave NW)

Yoga Heights’ mission is to offer yoga and wellness for every body, every level, every budget. They offer a wide range of workshops for beginner to advanced yogis looking to dive deeper into their practice. 

Mount Pleasant Main Street

Addis Paris Cafe (3103 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Addis Paris is a French and Ethiopian bar. They have daily happy hour specials from 4-7 PM and all day brunch on weekend!

Beau Thai (3162 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Beau Thai serves delicious, fresh, and traditional Thai cuisine. From made-from-scratch curry pastes to securing ingredients that are difficult to source, the team at Beau Thai thinks the resulting dishes are worth the effort.  They take great pride in what they serve, and hope you find them to be delicious, fresh, and authentically Thai.  

Bold Fork Books (3064 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Bold Fork Books is a new food-themed book store. Shopping for the cook who has everything? Need a last minute gift for your favorite foodie? Head to Bold Fork Books!

Each Peach Market (3068 Mt Pleasant Street NW)

This market features fresh local produce, artisanal ingredients, cheese platters, homemade sandwiches, catering. Each Peach Market is a place to share your love for good food and the DIY culinary spirit with the community. 

Dos Gringos Cafe (3116 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Dos Gringos is in the heart of Mt Pleasant. For many it’s about weekend breakfast, but for those who have no time or desire to cook they can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as any hot drinks and snack breaks in between.

Frugalista (3055 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Mt Pleasant’s oldest and hippest second hand store has been a neighborhood staple since 2001! Clothing is hand-selected and individually priced to fit every shoppers’ budget as well as their unique style needs. They are here for you to get your frugal on.

Golden Scissors (3062 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Customers of Golden Scissors rave about their experience! From the great prices to the friendly service, this neighborhood salon is a great choice.

Melissa’s Hair Salon Unisex (3171 Mt Pleasant St NW)

Melissa’s is a place where you will be treated kindly by the stylists. You can have confidence in receiving very clean work. Come in for a cut whenever you are free, they are at your service!

Past Tense Yoga (3221 Mt Pleasant St NW)

The yogis of Past Tenseare dedicated to moving you past your tensions and toward a stronger body, mind and spirit. As life twists us into knots, Past Tense offers a yoga experience that strengthens, stretches and unwinds its members.

Purple Patch

This Filipino-American restaurant has transitioned into a market called the Purple Patch Pantry. They also have an Outdoor Patio with 40 seats available for dining.

U Street Main Street

Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U St NW)

Since Ben and Virginia Ali first opened the doors in 1958, their fresh homemade chili has been made with love, using the original secret recipe. Ben’s Chili Bowl is a pillar of the community!

Best Fit Tailoring (1628 U St NW)

With 30+ years of tailoring experience, owner Selenge Luvsan-Ochir can alter a broad range of men’s and women’s clothing. Consultations are free, so if you would like information on whether a garment can be altered to fit correctly, please feel free to contact or drop by the shop.

Black and White Look Optical (1514 U St NW)

The mission at Black and White Look is to provide quality and affordable eye care to each and every one of their customers. Their opticians are trained to design, verify and fit your eyeglass lenses, frames, contacts, and other devices to correct your eyesight. 

Ice Cream Jubilee (1407 T St NW)

Be happier with Ice Cream Jubilee! Handmade in Washington DC. They were named “Best Ice Cream in DC” and in “America’s Top Ten Ice Cream Shops”!

Lady Clipper Barber Shop (1514 U Street NW)

The Lady Clipper Barber Shop, established in 2017, is Washington DC’s premier, full- service, woman-owned barbershop. Conveniently located in the epicenter of the Historic U Street Corridor, this unique shop of talented lady barbers continue to exceed the expectations of its clients with trendy cuts and an inclusive environment.

Signature Image Salon (1517 U St NW)

From classic to a trendy, avant-garde style, the stylists at Signature are passionate about your natural beauty—and believe in the power of presenting your very best self. They strive to meet your unique image goals for your hair, skin, body and overall look. 

U Street Family Dentistry (1515 U St NW)

Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be stressful. They’ve created a relaxing, easy-going environment where you can feel comfortable being yourself.

Zawadi Arts (1524 U Street NW)

Zawadi features both contemporary and traditional African art with a focus on home accessories. The textiles, home accessories and art pieces change frequently and are sometimes one of a kind. However, there is always something special to be found in Zawadi.