Here are the Central Business District's 3 newest businesses to open

Here are the Central Business District's 3 newest businesses to open
Black Coffee Lounge | Photo: Eddie V./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on August 20, 2019.

Want to get to know the freshest new spots in Central Business District? From a coffee shop to a a Mexican spot, read on for a rundown of the newest hotspots to open their doors in this area of Cincinnati.

Black Coffee Lounge

824 Elm St.

Photo: author Ronald w./Yelp

Black Coffee Lounge is a spot to score coffee,  tea and sandwiches.

Black Coffee Lounge, a minority-owned business, hosts poetry nights and hip-hop performances, according to On the menu, look for its in-house Wakanda coffee line, along with tea and cold-press juices. Chicken salad sandwiches and pastries complete the menu. 

Black Coffee Lounge currently holds five stars out of eight reviews on Yelp, indicating positive attention from patrons.

Yelper Vawn A., who reviewed Black Coffee Lounge on August 12, wrote, "The chicken salad sandwich comes with barbecue chips. I also ordered a vegan juice called Macho Green. There is also an ode to hip-hop in the artistry placed around the coffee shop."

Amber H. added, "This is a coffee shop where you can have business and personal meetings, grab a coffee or lunch. The vibe is perfect with the R&B music. I also had the swirl latte with almond milk. It was perfect."

Black Coffee Lounge is open from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

Cole The Creator

633 Main St.

Photo: Cole The Creator/Yelp

Cole The Creator is a hairstylist spot, offering hair extensions and more.

This new business comes from hairstylist Cole Ausborn, who has previously worked with Paul Mitchell artists and the NFL's Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders. In addition to women's color, hair extensions and men's cuts, this spot also offers hair styling lessons and wedding looks.

Cole The Creator's current Yelp rating of five stars out of four reviews indicates that it has been a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

Yelper Stuart W., who reviewed Cole The Creator on June 8, wrote, "I have witnessed some amazing transformations with cut, color and especially extensions. [He is an] artist that wants you to feel good not just when you leave but every day, since you style your hair at home."

Jeanine D. noted, "I'm so in love with the color, and I'm so happy I trusted Cole to try the Brazilian blowout. He is the master." 

Cole The Creator is open from noon–8 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. on Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday and Monday.)

Mazunte Centro

611 Main St.

Photo: Sal P./Yelp

Mazunte Centro is a Mexican spot.

This spot boasts two other locations in the city's Madisonville neighborhood. From corn tortillas stuffed with roasted zucchini to hot-pressed Mexican sandwiches to chicken stew, this spot hopes to satisfy your savory cravings.

According to the business' Facebook page, "The story of Mazunte is a simple one. Initially conceived with a theme influenced by Mexican street food, the original conception has never wavered."  

With a 3.5-star Yelp rating out of 10 reviews on Yelp, Mazunte Centro is still finding its way, but it's in the early days.

Yelper Roth M., who reviewed Mazunte Centro on August 2, wrote, "Food quality is what you'd expect from the Mazunte brand. The carnitas taco was surprisingly spicy. The décor was modern [with] lots of cool street art that was painted directly on the walls in different styles." 

Rusty H. added, "This location doesn't have a salsa bar, but instead sells small cups of salsa and chips separately. The meat on the tacos was also overcooked and over-seasoned."

Mazunte Centro is open from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. (It's closed on Sunday.)

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