One of our favorite local publications 303 Magazine has compiled an extensive list of black-owned businesses operating in Denver Metro. Corken + Company has broken down this list for easy visiting. We have highlighted a few of these businesses below but also encourage you to use the link to view the list in its entirety. We find sharing resources such as this is a vital practice given our current social climate.
Value, respect, and be kind to one another.
Brand new just two years ago and already award winning this chic lounge offers an extensive menu of specialty cocktails, wine, beer, cider, and delicious small plates. It is Denver’s first and only Negroni bar with an incredible location in the heart of RiNo. To cope with the changing demands of COVID, the bar and lounge has resourcefully pivoted to a seasonal pop up by the elusive name of Cabana X. They have expanded their patio area to be reminiscent of a vacation getaway to tropical Tulum or posh Palm Beach. Reserve your Denver cabana today! Your exotic destination awaits!
Coffee Shop & Cafe
Located where Alamo Placita, Historic Country Club, and Cheeseman Park neighborhoods meet is this quaint coffee shop and cafe. The building is a converted gas station replete with a vintage gas pump overhang that now serves as a convenient drive-thru. Stop by for your friendliest, most delicious neighborhood cup of joe.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Non-Profit Dance Studio & Theater Venue
This non-profit organization celebrating African heritage and the communal power of dance has been serving the community of Five Points and the larger Denver area for almost fifty years. They host events, offer outreach, and operate an academy. In a diligent response to COVID, they have temporarily closed their facilities and postponed all of their events. However, they recently announced several online resource options including a virtual summer dance program.
Be A Good Person
Retail Store & Clothing Brand
Offering both men and women’s casual and custom streetwear apparel, this inclusive and artistic brand has set up shop just behind Denver Central Market in RiNo. All of their tees, sweatshirts, and tanks don their very simple moto and mission statement: to “Be A Good Person.” Through positivity, optimism, and kindness they want to make the world a better place one t-shirt at a time. All of their products can be purchased online or in-store. They are operating under limited hours in response to COVID so check their website before stopping by in person.
Health & Wellness Brand
The owner and CEO of GoDeep knows firsthand how transformative a dedication to self-care can be for a person’s lifestyle, health, and well-being. Her custom blends of protein, medicinal mushrooms, ashwagandha, collagen, and other adaptogens help support healthy digestion, brain function, and sleep patterns. The products’ cute branding doesn’t hurt either! Made with all clean ingredients, no additives or fillers, GoDeep products can be purchased online.
Illustrations, Murals, & Graphic Design
This talented young artist does everything from pet portraits to logo design. Her creative work can be found in editorials, on podcast thumbnails, on merchandise and product collaborations, and even on the sides of buildings. She also writes a personal blog linked on her website and hosts virtual art workshops.
Cherry Creek Fashion
Fashion, Lifestyle, & Culture Publication
Focusing on the stylish streets of Cherry Creek, this publication is spearheaded by its multi-faceted and multi-talented editor-in-chief. She originally hails from Saint Lucia but now resides in Cherry Creek. She has experience as a journalist, fashion editor, television host, and film/television producer. All of their publications are digitally available and focus on inclusivity, community, and championing small business.
Lawrence & Larimer
Retail Clothing Store
Just a few blocks south of City Park on Colfax is this new age retail spot for both men and women. In response to COVID, they are offering something called the One Ten shopping experience. Ten people for one hour enjoying shopping, drinks, a DJ, and games. It’s a new kind of shopping experience in a new kind of store.
The Barre Code
This innovative fitness studio is located in Denver’s Ballpark neighborhood. They offer several different styles of fitness classes including barre, HIIT, and kickboxing, as well as restorative stretching and meditation classes. In addition, many of their classes can be accessed online through their OnDemand video service option. There’s truly something for everyone!
Diamond Mobile Detail
Auto Detailing Service
Have the car wash come to you! Diamond Mobile Detail has an impeccable reputation based on its quality services, professionalism, and efficiency. The perfect solution for a socially distanced car wash. Book your appointment online!