Best Of 2020

Best New Downtown Coffee Shop That’s More Than a Coffee Shop
Taylor Speed

In July 2019, Means Cameron opened Cincy’s first black-owned coffee shop, BlaCk Coffee Lounge, next door to his clothing company BlaCk Owned. One reason he wanted to open the coffee shop was to reflect the city’s minority culture, which he felt wasn’t being represented in other coffee shops in the region. The lounge is decorated as a paean to Hip Hop artists, like Tupac, Cardi B., Biggie Smalls (they also have coffee cups with his face on them) and Ohioan Dave Chappelle. Besides selling coffee made from local roaster La Terza — try the “Wakanda” blend — they also sell locally made Matunda cold-pressed juices, pastries and sandwiches from other black-owned businesses and inhabit a community space for discussions, artists and open mic nights. BlaCk Coffee Lounge, 824 Elm St., Downtown,

Acupuncture Practice
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1. Caldwell Family Wellness

2. Tiny Needle Community Acupuncture

3. Hamilton Health Associates

Adult Toy Store
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1. Hustler Hollywood

2. Dusty Flynt Sexy Gifts

3. High on the Hill

Antique Store
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1. Ohio Valley Antique Mall

2. Florence Antique Mall

3. Wooden Nickel Antiques

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1. Sotto

2. The Eagle

3. Incline Public House

Arts & Crafts Classes
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1. Cincinnati Art Museum

2. Clifton Cultural Arts Center

3. Brazee Street Studios

Arts & Crafts Supplies
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1. Indigo Hippo

2. Michaels

3. Cappel’s

Auto Dealer (New Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Beechmont Subaru

3. Walt Sweeney Ford

Auto Dealer (Used Vehicles)
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. Courtesy Automotive

3. Joseph Toyota of Cincinnati

Auto Detailer
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1. Jake Sweeney Automotive

2. CarZmedics

3. Carriage House Car Wash

Auto Repair Service
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1. Donovan’s Auto & Tire Center

2. Tire Discounters

3. AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service