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Women’s History Month: Supporting Businesses That Matter

Evelyn Sagor
Delicious baked goods available at Makwa Coffee.

It’s Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than going to support one of the Twin Cities’ many female-owned businesses? From clothing, food, and even body piercings, there is so much to do. If you’re stuck on where to start, below is a short curated list featuring some of the Twin Cities’ best.

Makwa Coffee (https://www.instagram.com/makwacoffee)

Located in the Hamline Shopping Center in Roseville, Makwa Coffee is an independent Ojibwe and queer owned business. Makwa’s menu features specialized coffee drinks with clever names, in addition to pastries and a range of other beverages. With its warm and welcoming environment, Makwa is perfect for your next coffee run.

Victor’s 1959 Cafe (https://www.victors1959cafe.com/about)

Filled with bright colors and delicious food, Victor’s 1959 Cafe brings with it a piece of Cuba to South Minneapolis. Their menu features a multitude of authentic Cuban dishes, all curated by the restaurant’s long-time owner Niki Stavrou. If you’re looking for a vibrant and engaging dining experience, Victor’s in the place.

Bouquets by Carolyn (https://www.bouquetsbycarolyn.net/)

As the first African American Woman Owned Floral Business in Saint Paul, Bouquets by Carolyn is an incredible addition to the Twin Cities’ small business scene. She offers a diverse range of services, creating bouquets for events such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and many more. Carolyn’s services also notably include corsages, and with prom season rapidly approaching, there is no better place to shop.

Tandem Vintage (https://www.tandemvintage.com/)

Since 2011, owner Amanda Baumann has proudly run one of the Twin Cities’ best queer and woman-owned vintage shops. Filled with curated pieces ranging from the 1950s to the 1990s, Tandem offers a wide range of colorful vintage clothing and accessories. Emphasizing sustainability and high-quality clothing, Amanda says, “Buy what you love, take care of what you have, and have fun!”

The Tare Market (https://www.thetaremarket.com/)

Located in Minneapolis, Tare Market owner Amber Haukedahl is committed to living a waste-free lifestyle, and seeks to make it accessible to everyone. Tare Market offers a large range of household and personal products, focusing specifically on selling items from local BIPOC makers. If you’re looking to become a more sustainable consumer, Tare Market is the place to shop!

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Evelyn Sagor
Evelyn Sagor, Editor-in-Chief
I am a co-editor-in-chief and have been writing for The Ville for three years. I like writing about social issues and sports. I do track and field and powerlifting, and I am secretary to Student Council. I also work at a local coffee shop!

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