By OTS Staff
One way to support the Black community is by shopping at Black-owned businesses in Las Vegas. Unsure where to start? Here’s a look at 10 local businesses where those consumer dollars make a difference.
This store in Centennial Hills is more than just a place to buy cereal. Cereal Killerz also happens to be Southern Nevada’s first and only cereal bar. With more than 100 cereals, dairy and nondairy milk options and a wide variety of toppings, Cereal Killerz has everything imaginable to create the best cereal bowl mix, ice cream treat or milkshake combo.
Founder: Chris and Jessica Burns
Where: 7540 Oso Blanca Road, Las Vegas (a Strip location is coming soon)
When: 2-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays
Fun Fact: Cereal Killerz appeared on the popular TV show “Shark Tank.”
For herbivores and carnivores alike, Simply Pure Cafe on the first floor of Downtown’s Container Park offers made-to-order dishes such as jicama chili cheese fries, vegan lasagna and Asian-inspired tacos. Most of these thoughtfully designed culinary explorations are gluten-free and allergy-friendly, too.
Founder: Stacey Dougan
Where: 707 Fremont St., Unit 1310, Las Vegas
When: Open 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Vegas Roots Community Garden
This nonprofit organization is Las Vegas’ first and only urban farm. Vegas Roots Community Garden runs many programs to help the community, including Double Up Food Bucks, a program with a SNAP card that gives shoppers a BOGO deal on fruits and vegetables at participating stores; Lil’ Roots Garden Club, a program introducing and educating children about healthy eating (ages 3-12); and a Veggie Buck Truck that sells fresh fruit and veggies grown in town. See what fresh seasonal produce they are selling here.
Founder: Rosalind Brooks
Where: 715 N. Tonopah Drive, Las Vegas
When: Garden hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Fun Fact: They donate produce to a local senior center and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
Downtown inside the Juhl luxury studios, the Classic Jewel is a 1950s-style cocktail lounge with an opulent ambiance and live entertainment. This vintage dream has been featured in local publications including Desert Companion, Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Founder: Ryan and Selina Brown and business partner Jerome Harry
Where: 353 Bonneville Ave., Suite 111, Las Vegas
When: 4 p.m.-midnight Tuesdays through Thursdays and Sundays and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Mondays.
Legends Barber Studio
When people get a haircut at this barber shop, they are treated like a legend. Most salons are known for pampering ladies, but what about the men? Legends Barber Studio gives each client the full treatment. All services include shampooing along with a hot towel shave with essential oils.
Founder: Saleemah Abare
Where: 616 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Suite B, and 9800 Skye Canyon Drive, Suite 125
When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
Fun Fact: According to DTLV‘s interview with Abare, “The studio’s name is also a nod to Leemah’s clothing line, which features T-shirts and hoodies that say Local Legend and LGND.”
Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles
Obsessed with perfecting the juiciest chicken and fluffiest waffles, Lo-Lo’s soul food keeps customers coming back for more. This gem has been featured on Thrillest’s 21 Best Soul Food Kitchens in the Country and listed as one of the 30 Best Restaurants in Phoenix Magazine.
Founder: Larry “Lo-Lo” White
Where: 2040 N. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas
When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays
Ty’s Beauty Supply
Need new hair supplies? Ty’s Beauty supplies specializes in bundles, wigs, hair care products and more. One reviewer said: “Black-owned beauty supply, the owner is so helpful and friendly. Prices are affordable, and she has a nice variety of products.”
Founder: Ty Harper
Where: 4780 W. Ann Road #2, North Las Vegas
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Closed Sundays.
Fun Fact: Ty’s Beauty opened in October 2017 and gave away a free shampoo and conditioning for one year to a lucky customer.
Dog & Whistle
Dog & Whistle specializes in creating quality meals for dogs that are healthy and accessible. To prevent food waste, they’ve teamed up with local restaurants to offer the excess food to feed their favorite four-legged friends. Crafted from 100% unused natural whole foods, this company saves quality food from being thrown away and provides a nutritious alternative to the common processed pet food sold in stores.
Founder: Eric J. Adams
Where: Delivery. Call them at (702) 829-0271.
Fun Fact: Dog & Whistle recently collaborated with Vegas Test Kitchen to create a pop-up doggy diner.
Philly Freeze Me
For those with a sweet tooth, Philly Freeze Me serves 100% authentic Italian ice. Specialty flavors include Vegas Knights, Fresh Prince and Spider-Man. Additionally, tasty pretzel bites are $2.75. For pick-up or delivery, check here for availability.
Founder: Chase “Checkmate” Corbin
Where: 855 E. Twain, Suite 118 and 5625 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite D
When: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sundays
Fun Fact: The owner, a Philly native, called this delicious dessert “water ice” back at home.
Simply Pleasing Candles Co.
Made in Las Vegas, Simply Pleasing Candles Co. sells four-pack variety candles, beard balm, bath bombs, whipped bath soap and more. Popular scents include Tropical Getaway, a mix of tropical fruits, citrus and coconut, and Mommy’s Day Off, a mix of lavender, vanilla, citrus and musk.
Founder: Makayla Shorts
Where: Shop online on the website.
When: It takes about 1-3 business days to process an order.
Fun Fact: Joining the mailing list gets you $5 off your purchase.