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How To Spend A Day Supporting Black-Owned Businesses In St. Louis
The Gateway City has a rich Black history full of notable leaders, businesspeople, athletes, and musicians. Today, it is home to many Black businesses.
Follow this itinerary to enjoy a day exploring Black-owned St. Louis.
There’s no better way to start off your STL adventure than with a delicious brunch. Turn offers an impressive menu of comfort food with a healthy twist. Try the panettone French toast. Diners visiting on a Sunday will have the opportunity to check out their Slow Jams brunch series.
Next, take a stroll down the St. Louis Walk of Fame on Delmar Blvd. Stop by the stars of its Black inductees, including Maya Angelou, Josephine Baker, The Isley Brothers, Tina Turner, Miles Davis, Chuck Berry, Cedric the Entertainer, Nelly, and many more. Pay homage to their legacies while reflecting on their contributions.
Visit the Missouri History Museum. This month the museum is featuring special attractions for Black History Month. Visitors can take a Black history walking tour of The Ville, an iconic St. Louis neighborhood that has been home to many notable figures, including the founder of the first Black collegiate sorority, and one of the first Black woman millionaires. The museum also has a Tuskegee Airmen memorial where visitors can learn about the U.S. Army Air Corps’ first Black military pilots.
Stop by EyeSeeMe Bookstore, one of the country’s most famous Black-owned bookstores, to pick up a new read by one of your favorite Black authors (or discover a new one!)
Enjoy a delectable soul fusion meal at Downtown St. Louis’ Gourmet Soul Restaurant. Try their chicken wings or fried fish paired with collard greens, mac and cheese, and candied sweet potatoes.
Support Black-owned accommodations as you rest and recuperate at Central West End Bed and Breakfast. Choose from five well-appointed rooms, featuring glamorous decor and desirable amenities. This bed and breakfast is close to attractions and some rooms come equipped with spa tubs.