Alliance Letter to D.C. Tax Revision Commission

D.C. Tax Revision Commission
1101 4th St., SW, Suite W770
Washington, D.C. 20024

Dear Members of the Commission,

As proud members of D.C.’s small business community and a coalition of more than 480 small businesses across the District, we know local businesses are crucial to our city and economy. We provide jobs, essential services and enrich our neighborhoods with a diverse array of shops and restaurants. Today we are asking for your support and that you stand with us by not recommending new taxes on businesses in the District.

Small businesses like ours are facing economic challenges that make it hard to keep our doors open so we can serve customers and our community. This is especially true for those located downtown. The once-vibrant area bustling with federal and private sector workers and tourists, grabbing coffee, lunch or dinner, and patronizing local businesses, is struggling as companies and employees adapt to hybrid, flexible or fully remote workplaces. Local lunch spots, retail stores, parking garages and real estate spaces sit empty putting the livelihoods of small business owners and employees at stake. Others have been forced to shut their doors for good. In addition, many businesses relied on loans to get by during the pandemic – and those loans are coming due.

A diverse business landscape is the heart and soul of the District. To survive and build back we cannot afford new taxes that make D.C. an outlier and push residents to other jurisdictions to purchase goods, services and entertainment.

We joined this Alliance because it keeps us updated on critical D.C. government resources and allows us to share our firsthand perspective with our local leaders and representatives. As you work to draft your recommendations to the Mayor and D.C. Council, we hope you keep small businesses like ours in mind. New or increased taxes on our establishments, employees or customers will be devastating. New taxes would force us to raise prices for our customers, many of whom can’t afford it. We urge you to continue to support us so that our businesses can keep their doors open, thrive and help sustain and grow the District’s economy.

NuVegan Cafe 
Ana’s Restaurant 
BP (3426 Georgia Ave) 
Gray’s Market 
Blue Nile Botanicals 
Rise Gluten Free Bakery 
Le Caprice 
Dollar 1 General 
Black Lion Market 
Hook Hall 
D Light Cafe & Bakery 
Super Tacos & Bakery
La Cabana
City Corner Mart
Gloria’s Pupuseria
Fish Scale
Mesobe Deli
Salt & Pepper Grill
727 Market
Mi Casita Bakery & Deli
AddisParis Cafe
Best World
Dos Gringos
DC Pizza and Kabob
Dollar Star
Here’s The Scoop
Lamont Market
Yeka’s Market 
Jumbo Slice 
Pizza Mart Jumbo Slice 
Howard China 
Samber Market 
Cafe U 
Shawarma Hut 
Angelico Pizzeria 
Don Juan 
The Artemis 
Hilo Poke and Sushi 
The Blaguard 
Turning Natural 
Mezcalero Cocina 
Beau Thai 
Say Cheese 
Georgetown Exxon 
Los Cuates 
Joe & The Juice 
Muncheez Dupont 
Jaco Juice & Taco Bar 
Simply Banh 
Bub and Pop’s 
Bistrot Lepic 
Metro Supermarket 
The Well Dressed Burrito 
Giovanni’s Trattu 
Angolo Ristorante 
Bodega Spanish 
DC Pizza 
City Place Cafe 
Mezcalero Cocina Mexican 
Pro Bono Enterprises Inc 
El Torogoz Restaurant 
Cinder neighborhood barbeque 
Teddy’s Roti Shop 
J & J Mex-Taqueria 
Maleda Ethiopian Cafe 
Sunrise Caribbean Restaurant 
M and V Meat Groceries and Accessories 
Gold Coast Cafe 
Nile Restaurant and Market 
El Sabor A Mexicano 
Burger IM Petworth 
Rue Cafe 
Peaches Kitchen Restaurant & Catering 
Pica Taco 
Mi Casita Taqueria 
Mariachi Restaurant Bar and Lounge 
Tony’s Place 
Taqueria Habanero 
Fairland Market 2 
Centeno’s Restaurant 
SmokeDatt BBQ 
Mimi’s Kitchen 
Family Market 
Shellfish Restaurant 
El Don Restaurant 
Horace and Dickies 
Delicias Market 
Stein’s Cafe 
Nana Ethiopian Restaurant and Coffee House 
Soup Up 
Enat Ethiopian Grocery 
Catrachitos Restaurant 
Northeast Supermarket 
Subbs by Carl 
Bodega Market 
Jam Doung Style 
7 Days Market 
DC Mini Super Market 
Harvey’s Market Butcher Shop 
Almaala Farms 
Pizza Mart 
Newton Food Market 
Boxcar Tavern 
Harvest Tide Steakhouse 
Stadium Sports Bar 
Chupacabra Latin Kitchen & Taqueria 
Kenilworth Market 
Menick’s Market 
G & G Groceries 
Eclectic Cafe 
Sharks Fish and Chicken 
Dollar Plus and Food (2529 Penn Ave) 
Citgo : 2300 
Dollar Plus Food Store : (609 Division Ave) 
Minnesota Food Mart 
A-1 Grocery Store 
Shell : (2501 Penn Ave) 
Shell : (5010 Benning Rd) 
Mimi’s Ethiopian 
7-Eleven (3218 Penn Ave) 
American best chicken and waffles 
Dix Street Market 
Church’s Chicken 
Pan Am Fresh Market 
America’s Best Wings 
E Market 
Ken Mart 
A&S Grocery 
Capitol View Market Inc 
Globe Convenience Store 
Mary’s Place 
Dollar plus and food store (6221 Dix St) 
Benning Market & Dollar Plus 
Texas Convenience Store 

The Diner 
The Midlands 
Purple Patch 
Rincon Catracho 
Andy’s Pizza 
Cane and Coconut 
Sunny’s Pizza 
Kogibow Bakery 
Oohh’s & Aahh’s 
Eat Well Juice Bar 
Guapo’s of Georgetown 
Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls 
Mediterranean Way Gourmet 
Pizzolis Pizzeria 
Amigo Mio 
Georgetown Shell 
Thunder Burger & Bar 
Flavors of India 
90 Second Pizza 
ILe Canale 
Nim Ali 
Herbivore Indian Cusine 
7- Eleven 
Capitol Grounds Cafe 
Rose Ave Bakery 
Pan Mar 
Keren Cafe & Restaurant 
Cafe Janti 
Cafe Divan 
Rosemarino D’Italia 
Mikko Nordic Fine Foods 
Rawish 2000 
Falafel Inc 
Across The Pond 
Mac Market & Deli 
La Piquette 
Old Europe 
Robeks Fresh Juices & Smoothies 
Pete’s New Haven 
Rome Pizza & Sub 
Masala Art Story 
Manhattan Market 
Streets Market 
Dolan Uyghur 
Parthenon Restaurant & Chevy Chase 
Fat Pete’s 
Fresh Med 
Subway (441A Wisconsin Ave) 
Subway (2216 Wisconsin Ave) 
Tenleytown Automotive 
Rajaji Curry House 
NaanWise Indian Cuisine 
Bandit Taco 
Mexican Fruits 
US Seafood 
Brookland Grill 
Circle 7 Express 
Franklin Market 
Sohal Convenience 
Tsim Yung 
Ana’s Wholesale |
Zion West African Grill Restaurant 
Murry & Paul’s Restaurant 
7 Food Store 
Royal rooster 
T&G Grocery Mart 
Dollar Plus Food Mart 
Full Yum Carry Out 
Marty Clark’s Uptown Sandwich Shoppe 
Premium International 
McKinley Market 
Fish King 
Soul Kitchen 
Taco City DC 
Yang Market 
Masala Story 
San Antonio Bar & Grill 
Today’s Pizza 
Young’s Chicken Shack 
Stop & Shop 
America’s Best Wing 
Brookland Market 
Edgewood International 
Capitol Market / Fairway Market No 1 
Chinese Dragon 
Jamerica Restaurant 
Wah Mee & New China 
Lucky 7 
Chen Sunny’s Carry Out 
Brookland S Market & Deli 
Quick Trip 24hr 
Compact Supermarket 
Deli City Restaurant 
Cucina Al Volo 
Bloomingdale’s Convenience 
Pimento Grill 
Toni’s market 
Dennies market 
Penn Way Market 
Martha’s Market 
Shell (3355 Benning Rd) 
Mobil (1950 Benning Rd) 
Shrimp Boat Plaza 
BP (4101 Alabama Ave) 
Crispy Chicken & Sub 
BP (2801 Alabama Ave) 
Thomas & Sons Mini Grocery 
Capital Szechuan 
Ricks Cafe 
Plus Food Mart 
Minnesota Seafood 
Moruss Seafood & Crab House 
BP Gas (4400 Benning Rd) 
Mobil (2305 Pennsylvania Ave) 
Dollar Plus Market (2318 Pennsylvania Ave) 
Exxon (4100 Hunt Pl) 
Sportys Deli 
Bally’s Carryout 
J&D Market 
Eddie And Leonard Carryout 
Fort Carroll Market 
Alabama Convenience Store 
Minnesota Market 
Merry’s Kitchen 
Open Crumb 
Saddle’s Discount 
Turning Natural 
Quality Convenience 
Surprise Grocery 
Yum’s Carry Out 
Crown Gas Station 

Charlene’s Bar 
7-Eleven (3146 Mt Pleasant) 
Sankofa Video Books & Cafe 
Pho Viet 
Exxon (3540 14th St.) 
Ogden Market 
Amen Coffee 
Fish In The Hood 
Harrar Coffee & Roastery 
B&K Convenience 
Grand Duchess 
Shewa Ethiopian 
The Village Cafe 
Ari’s Diner 
Manny & Olga’s Pizza 
Tony’s Breakfast 
Stable DC 
Sol Mexican Grill 
Toki Underground 
Capitol Hill Supermarket 
Agua 301 
Peregrine Espresso 
L street Market 
Trattoria Alberto 
Belga CAfe 
Good Stuff Eatery 
KOGOD New York Deli 
Call Your Mother Deli 
Sunoco/APlus Convenience 
The Bakers Lounge 
721 shop and run 
Pete’s Diner 
Pho 79 
The Corner Market 
Penn Ave SuperMarket 
Taco City 
My Cake Theory 
Canales Delicatessen 
Union Pub 
The Cupboard Market 
Ledo Pizza 
The Hill Cafe 
Valor Brewpub 
Crazy Aunt Helen 
Sushi Hachi 
Las Placitas 
Ice Cream Jubilee 
Sticky Fingers 
Shaw’s Tavern 
H&R Mart 
Buffalo & Bergen 
Jacobs Coffeehouse 
Le Bon Cafe 
Pizza Walay 
Sweet Lemon Cafe 
Congress Market 
Southwest Soda Pop Shop 
Bombay Street Food 2 
H & Chicken 
Ben’s Chili Bowl 
Parkland Supermarket
Pizza Boli’s 
Oriental Express 
Good Hope International 
Paolas Breakfast & Fry Chicken 
Kitchen Savages 
Good Hope Deli & Market 
Hong Kong Delite Carry Out 
Mart Convenience Store 
Dan Akil Convenience 
Mama’s Pizza Kitchen 
ABG Mart 
7 Eleven 
Nam’s Market 
Nomad Shop 
MLK Deli 
Ricks Cafe 
Neighborhood Pharmacy 
Fort Drum Market 
Secrets of Nature Health Food Center 
DC Market 
Good Care Pharmacy 
Liff’s Market 
Georgena’s Player’s Lounge & Catering 
Corner Cafe 
Harry’s Wings-N-Thing 
Chesapeake Big Market 
Shell Gas Station 
Union Store 
Elmira Market 
Eddie Yum’s 
Good Hope Carry Out 
Wonder Convenience Store 
Kings Cafe 
Heritage India 
District Kitchen 
Lebanese Taverna 
7-Eleven : (3433 Connecticut Ave) 
Mamma Lucia 
Pizza Boli’s 
Mimi’s Convenience Mart 
7-Eleven (4319 Wisconsin Ave) 
Subway (5616 Connecticut Ave) 
Subway (3520 Connecticut Ave) 
Masala Art Restaurant 
Mayflower Chinese Restaurant 
Seoul Spice 
Broad Branch Market 
Donsak Thai Restaurant 
Trattoria al Volo 
Bambu Asian Cuisine 
Mono’s Cafe 
Silver New American Brasserie 
District Taco 
Spices Asian Restaurant And Sushi Bar 
Coffee Nature 
Saku Saku Flakerie 
Cafe of India 
Duke’s Counter 
La Villa Pizza 
Sandovan Restaurant & Lounge 
Delicias Market Garcia Torres 
Takoma Station Tavern 
Fourth Street Market 
Missouri Avenue Market 
Wow Market Inc 
Jocelyn’s Market 
Moh Moh Licious 
Quilox Restaurant & Lounge 
14th Mini Market 
Buna Coffeehouse 
Melkamu Restaurant and Market 
Putnam’s Exxon 
Quick Shop Grocery 
Rainbow Market 
Tomoka Coffee 
Zone 365 
Little Food Studio 
Hen & Fin 
Gedera Market