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Capitol Riverfront Celebrates its Women-Owned Businesses

Happy Women's History Month! The Capitol Riverfront neighborhood conveniently features a variety of businesses to fit your every need with strong women behind the brands. Whether you’re in the market for a quick gift, hungry for a delicious meal, or in the mood for a quick coffee & something sweet, these women-owned businesses have got you covered. Here are eleven businesses you’ll want to visit and support during Women’s History Month and all year-round.

Ice Cream Jubilee

Victoria Lai started creating her own custom ice cream flavors in her apartment kitchen in 2009. A few years later Ice Cream Jubilee was born and has since garnered many awards. Ice Cream Jubilee offers a variety of custom ice cream flavors for each season, tasting flights and many more sweet treats. Visit the store here.


Envisioned and created by Brianna Keefe, Toastique is a gourmet toast and juice bar serving healthy beverage and food options to the Capitol Riverfront community and other neighborhoods within the DC area. For more information on their menu and catering options click here.

Steadfast Supply

This gift shop is Capitol Riverfront’s one-stop-shop for artisanal gifts by independent marketers and designers. Founded by Virginia Arrisueño in 2016, Steadfast Supply has since grown into a well-known establishment. Her team also consists of two hardworking women Grace Allison, Inventory and Stock Receiver, and Ony Widawati, Assistant Manager. Browse through the many brands they carry now.

Shilling Canning Company 

This family-owned restaurant is operated by co-owners Sara Quinteros-Shilling and her husband Reid Shilling. Shilling Canning Company offers regularly-changing menus guided by the seasons, which guarantees you a new menu on each visit during different times of the year. Make your reservations now for either their à la carte, brunch, or dinner options.

9Round Fitness

Heather Hudson and her husband Shannon Hudson had a vision to change lives together by combining her passion for fitness and his martial arts and kickboxing training into the perfect fitness center. 9Round is the perfect fitness center for those who want to get in a killer workout without rearranging their schedule around a set time or for those who spend hours at the gym. Schedule your first free workout now. 

Boombox Boxing Club

Angela Jennings and her business partner Reggie Smith shared a mutual love for fitness after meeting through an online dating platform. They decided to open a fitness facility to purse their dreams of staying fit and actively impacting the lives of people around them. Combining music, boxing, and community, Boombox was then created. Buy your first class to this boxing-inspired gym today.

Mah-Ze Dahr Bakery 

Umber Ahmad grew up traveling the world and learned that food had a language of its own. By combining her knowledge in business, science education, and culture, she founded Mah-Ze Dahr in 2014. The bakery is well-known for its elevated baked goods. Explore their products for your special occasion now. 


Miranda Mirabella and her husband Ryan Flemming brought their love of coffee, cocktails and their highly sought after artisanal toast from the West Coast to the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in 2017. The bake shop offers breakfast, lunch and dinner while striving to connect with their customers. Visit Slipstream for a full view of their expansive menu.

Blackbird Salon

Co-founders Justine Carlisle and Devin Cook are Capitol Riverfront’s very own women-led hair salon. Their talented team of hairstylists and colorists are all women dedicated to making your hair dreams a reality. For more information on all services they provide, visit Blackbird Salon.

Rose Physical Therapy Group 

Claire Bowe founded the Rose Physical Therapy Group with the goal of providing a higher level of patient care to the Capitol Riverfront and the Washington, DC community. With over 20 years of experience in patient care, Claire and her team are able to provide patients with the results needed to get better. For a non-exhaustive list of services they provide, check them out here.

Ann’s Beauty Supply

Ann’s Beauty Supply is a long-standing business in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood that provides cosmetics products, wigs, and hair extensions at affordable prices. The beauty supply store is located at 125 L St, SE.