Out of the millions of local businesses on Yelp, many are owned or managed by hard-working women. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, International Women’s Day on March 8, and Women’s History Month this March, we’re calling attention to local spots in Columbus run by awesome women. Keep scrolling to see just a few of the amazing female-owned businesses that make our community such a vibrant place.
Business owner, and one creative lady, Meg Pando is taking the art community by storm in Columbus. Her craft and sip BYOB business Studio 614 and the recently opened DIY project bar Makers Social are sure to give your gloomy winter days a burst of fun. Whether you have a knack for crafts, are a wizard with a paint brush, or looking for a great way to spend time with a loved one, this boss babe is making arts and crafts accessible to all. Anna L. writes “Meg answered all my questions leading up to the event with patience and made the day such a memorable time! We all know how fun paint & sip classes can be, but when you’re deciding where to go – make sure you choose Studio 614!! I feel this place far exceeds any other options.” Way to go, Meg!
2. What’s better than one female business owner? Well, a dynamic female-dual of course! Owners Anne Boninsegna and Jen Lindsey teamed up to bring the German Village neighborhood delicious eats and fun times in a beautiful setting at The Kitchen. From hosting hands-on dining experiences to supporting amazing non-profits around the city, this is one local business you can be proud to support.
3. Sweet Carrot in Grandview has been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives as having a stellar chicken meatball sandwich and Yelpers agree! Laurie W. writes “I had the corn cakes and chicken meatballs… So good! Oh, and the mac n cheese was perfect!” It’s easy to see that founder Angela Petro knows comfort food and does it well. We’re lucky to have her eats in Cbus!
4. Looking for a hidden woman-owned gem in Columbus? Look no further than On Paper in the Short North. Joan Schnee has been providing expertise in not only paper, but gifts including jewelry, fragrances, and home decor since 1997! Whether you’re on the hunt for handcrafted wedding invitations or journals and photo albums, this beautifully curated shop is bound to tickle your fancy.
5. We’re wrapping up this list of fabulous woman owned businesses by celebrating the award-winning Katalina’s in Harrison West. Known for their phenomenal pancake balls and breakfast tacos, owner Kathleen Day, has been serving up breakfast and brunch items since 2010. With over 900 reviews and counting, they recently opened their second location and we couldn’t be more proud to see this popular food joint spreading its wings across the capital city.
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