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Columbus vegan restaurant Lifestyle Cafe: Black Business Spotlight

As Shanna Dean alternates between meticulously folding vegan lunch wraps and speaking with customers as though she is keeping up with longtime friends, her cell phone buzzes atop the wooden kitchen counter. 

She pauses for a moment, glances at the screen of the vibrating device, and then dives back into wrapping without giving it a second thought.

“That’s the boyfriend,” said Dean, the owner of vegan eatery Lifestyle Cafe. “He knows I’m working.”

A more recent addition to Olde Towne East, Lifestyle lives in a catty-cornered storefront at Oak and South 18th streets. During the work day, the block

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