Lawrence’s Black-Owned Businesses in the Hospitality & Tourism Industry
eXplore Lawrence represents travel and tourism in Lawrence, Kansas. We are dedicated to creating economic development by attracting visitors, conferences, and events to our city. It is our job to support the industries that are vital to the travel and tourism economy in Lawrence which include hotels & lodging, restaurants and nightlife, retail establishments, events and event venues, artists, and attractions. Treat yourself and support black-owned at these local hospitality and tourism businesses.
Milton’s has been serving up hearty breakfast dishes in downtown Lawrence since 1997. A Lawrence fav for their diverse and delicious menu offers a large outdoor patio for comfortable, socially distanced seating.
Desserts, coffee, and cocktails are all served up in this cozy downtown lounge. The motto, “Where friends become family” fits the bill as the venue welcomes local artists to display their talents during open mic nights, intimate concerts, and dance parties. Crystal’s Spot is currently closed to in-house business, but they do have desserts include cherry and peach cobbler available to order and pick-up.
Somewhat new to Downtown Lawrence, Bodytruth has made a big splash already. Seriously, people gush about how great the handmade natural body products at this quaint boutique. Bodytruth is open to 4 customers at a time and you may order online for delivery or pickup. They even have hand sanitizer spray that smells delightful!
World-renowned visual narrative artist and quilter Marla A. Jackson’s art studio and teaching gallery in Lawrence. Her works have been exhibited in over thirty-five national and international venues. One of her most famous works, is part of the permanent collection, at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community. Her narrative quilts are inspired by the oral histories of her ancestors and the Kansas region. Currently closed due to COVID-19.