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Small Business Spotlight

Supporting Local Businesses During National Black Business Month

Monday, August 17, 2020

August is National Black Business Month, and there’s no better way to support Black-owned businesses than by shopping locally.

Check out the directory of Black-owned Downtown businesses below, and you can search Black-owned businesses citywide thanks to Cocoapreneur.

Cobbler World | 1059 Penn Ave 

Cobbler World is a baked goods company specializing in cobblers, cakes, and pies.

Yerimahs Sisters Beauty Supply Store | 100 Fifth Ave

Yerimahs Sisters Beauty Supply Store is the largest Black-owned beauty supply store in Pittsburgh.

Clark Fit Boxing and Fitness | 433 Market St

Clark Fit Boxing and Fitness is a gym that offers group classes, private sessions, and more, overlooking Market Square.

Reserve Design Studio | 500 Grant St

Reserve Design Studio is an all-natural, full-service hair and nail salon located in BNY Mellon Center.

Prime Time Cuts & Styles | 410 Forbes Ave

Prime Time Cuts & Styles is a hair salon located on Forbes Avenue.

Edina Style and Accessories | 120 Fifth Ave

Edina Style and Accessories provides over thirty years of experience in unique styling in fashion.

PG&H Makers

PG&H offers a home to local makers through a collaborative storefront in Downtown. Locally-made and designed products from the below makers and more are available at the shop at 536 Smithfield Street and online.

Janet Watkins Ceramics

Janet Watkins Ceramics specializes in creating unique jewelry, sculpture, and home goods.

Island Fresh Skincare

Island Fresh Skincare provides products that are non-toxic and gentle on skin.

Roost Design Build

Roost Design Build builds its collection of standardized designs featuring customizable elements, including materials and finishes.

KMJ Metalworks

KMJ Metalworks creates metal screens and artworks with hand sketches and digital drawings.

Frank & Myrhh

Frank & Myrhh creates fashion accessories using a diverse array of fabrics and patterns.


TWELVETWENTY STUDIO offers art accents for interior design and home décor.


Knotzland specializes in custom handcrafted bow ties made from repurposed and reclaimed materials.


JAZMEEN specializes in bold and brightly patterned home goods and décor alongside womenswear products.

Is your favorite missing from the list? Send us an email.

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