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The Alliance for an Affordable DC is a group of residents, businesses, and community organizations committed to supporting and protecting neighborhood businesses and jobs.

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Our members are proud DC residents, business owners and families who make our city a great place to live.

José Solís

Since emigrating to DC from Mexico 20 years ago, José and Mirna Solis had a vision: to offer and share rich cultural experiences through food.

José SolísTaqueria HabaneroPetworth

“DC small businesses thrive on the support of not only the City but also the continual support of citizens and patrons throughout the District.”

Aster Adeje7 Days MarketBrookland

“Small businesses like ours are vital to the health of this City. We support the local community by catering to their needs and listening to what we can do to improve our services to them as well as providing jobs. We look forward to DC’s continued recovery and support of small businesses!”

Sunyatta AmenCalabash Tea & TonicBrookalnd

“Small businesses need the support of not only the community and patrons but also the District as a whole, as businesses continue to recover from the pandemic.”

Azeb MesfinRoyal RoosterNOMA

Karin Sellers

"Here's The Scoop was never simply about ice cream but about community!"

Karin SellersHere's The ScoopPleasant Plains

“The support of our patrons, residents in the District, and small businesses like ours allows us to continue to serve our community”

Ryan WilliamsVillage CafeNOMA

In the News

Check out which Alliance members have been featured in the news.

D.C.-Area Restaurant Industry Pauses to Reflect, Rejoice as RAMMY Nominees Revealed

Washington Business Journal, July 27, 2021

Alliance members, Thamee, Stable DC, Oohh's and Ahh's, and Mercy Me, were all nominated for a 2021 RAMMY.

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Eight Stand-Out Sandwiches to Devour in D.C. This Summer

Washington City Paper, July 26, 2021

Alliance member, Buffalo & Bergen, appears on the list of stand-out sandwiches to try in the District.

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Neighbors DC Is a New Pop-Up That Supports Small Businesses

Washingtonian, July 12, 2021

Alliance member, Village Cafe, is home to Neighbors DC—a pop-up founded by Enica Barnes and Mahammad Mangum, which curates more than 50 local vendors, rotating seven to ten vendors each Saturday and Sunday.

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