March is Women's History Month, and we're celebrating neighborhood businesses owned by women! Share your recommendations of who we should spotlight at [email protected].
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Milissa Silva, President, El Burrito Mercado
“We are proud that Minnesotans of all cultural backgrounds and experiences have made El Burrito Mercado a family favorite market and restaurant. It is so rewarding to hear a Latino from Latin or Central America get excited when they find cooking ingredients in the market, or a Mexicano to say to us ‘I feel at home, I feel like I’m in Mexico’ It’s a really good feeling to provide Latinos the nostalgic flavors and cultural, traditional experiences of home, and it’s rewarding that non-Latinos embrace the culture and love our food. Whether it’s immigrants, first generation, assimilated second generation Latinos, or non-Latinos, they all seem to relate to something at El Burrito Mercado that feels good, and that’s the biggest compliment for us.” – Milissa Silva, quoted in Minnesota Monthly
Learn more at http://www.elburritostp.com
Candace Lee, Queen's Garden Sauces & Spices
Candace Lee owner of Queen's Garden, makes jarred Pickles, Cha-Cha, Okra, fresh homegrown veggies, and homemade sauces and spices. She also offers Seamoss Gel and Elderberry Syrup. You can find Queen's Garden at the West Side Farmer's Market this Spring and Summer!
Amanda Otis, Fox Face Studios
FoxFace Studios is a family owned and operated business since 2017, dedicated to serving our community. We offer hair, makeup, full body waxing, specialized lash and brow services, and microblading. Our team of independent stylists have the freedom to create and run their chair without restrictions, providing a culture that demonstrates teamwork and consistency throughout our services and our clients experiences.
Learn more at https://www.foxface-studios.com
Maggie Thompson, Makwa Studio
Makwa Studio was started by Maggie Thompson (Fond Du Lac Ojibwe) in 2014. Makwa pronounced like "Mukwa" means bear in the Ojibwe language. Makwa Studio is a creative space with a focus on textiles, art and fashion. Much of the work is influenced by Thompson's Native heritage where she brings subtle cultural references to her patterns and design work.
Learn more at http://makwastudio.com/
Denise Williams, Life Curation
Denise Williams, LMFT, is the the founder and CEO of Life Curation, PLLC. Life Curation, PLLC provides holistic services to support you in your journey. "I am a licensed therapist by trade but I also have a passion for walking hand and hand with people and providing the ear, insight, acceptance, partnership, vision board, gentle nudge, accountability, whatever is needed to help others get to where they want to be." https://lifecurationpllc.com/
Want to recommend a West Side women-owned business? Share your recommendations: [email protected].