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Shop Local 2023 | Highlighting LGBTQ+ owned San Diego businesses

CBS 8 features businesses across San Diego County that are LGBTQ-owned and operated - July 2023
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SAN DIEGO — There are many LGBTQ-owned businesses across San Diego County that will be featured and highlighted on CBS 8 that are open and need support. It is important to businesses across all industries that the community considers shopping local in San Diego.

To share your favorite LGBTQ-owned San Diego business, please submit the name and information through the CBS 8 app or text (858) 571-8888. We will be featuring businesses each weekday in CBS 8 newscasts during the month of July 2023.

Radical Beet

Radical Beet is a vegan comfort food restaurant that started as a pop-up shop. 

Hillcrest Ace Hardware

Hillcrest's Ace Hardware is dedicated to providing customers with useful advice, great service, and quality products.

Dapper Boi

Dapper Boi is a gender and body-inclusive clothing brand that offers jean sizes ranging from 26 to 52.

Uptown Tavern

Uptown Tavern is located in Hillcrest, and the staff works to create a fun as well as personally connecting environment.

The Studio Door

The Studio Door Art Gallery in Hillcrest celebrates LGBTQ+ artists and others. The gallery is located on Fourth Avenue in Hillcrest.

Coming Out Happy

A health and wellness resource that helps LGBTQ+ adults create and find healthy relationships from the inside out. 

Gossip Grill

Gossip Grill is an LGBTQ+-friendly bar that serves quirky cocktails and American comfort food amid female-inspired decor. They're located at 1220 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. 


Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching

The owner of Sorensen Elite Softball Pitching is a specialist who helps train young athletes. You can find them at 12234 Poway Road Suite 102 in Poway, CA 92064

Smart Home Design

Smart Home Design is located in Kensington at 5100 Marlborough Dr. San Diego, CA 92116. 

Winns Barber Shop

Winns Barber Shop in Hillcrest has been around since 1943. You can find them at 445 University Avenue.

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