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. Read More

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. Read More

Alliance Statement in Response to Bill Withdrawal

From: Afford DC, June 11, 2021 Our diverse coalition of working families, small business owners, faith organizations and labor leaders raised their voices to share the devastating economic consequences a new tax would have on DC residents, especially as our community begins to recover from the pandemic. Read More

Alliance for an Affordable DC Statement May 19th, 2021

From: Afford DC, May 19, 2021 As the D.C. Council Committee on Human Services prepares to hold a hearing today on a proposed beverage tax, hundreds of residents called for the Council to reject the tax because of the harm it will cause local small businesses, their employees and hard-working families. Read More

Nightlife Venues Urge D.C. Council Bill Sponsors to Withdraw Newly Proposed Beverage Excise Tax

From: D.C. Nightlife Council, March 30, 2021 The D.C. Nightlife Council called on D.C. councilmembers Brianne Nadeau and Mary Cheh to withdraw their co-introduction of a proposed bill to impose an excise tax on a wide range of ‘sweetened beverages’ sold in the District. Read More

Alliance For An Affordable DC Statement Against SSB Tax

From: Afford DC, March 30, 2021 The Alliance for an Affordable DC strongly opposes the sugar-sweetened beverage tax legislation proposed by Councilmember Brianne Nadeau. We urge the DC Council to do the right thing and reject this tax that will only hurt the people they purportedly want to help. Read More

448 businesses moved from Downtown DC in three months – how many more are next?

WUSA 9, March 17, 2021 U.S. Postal Service change of address form submissions show downtown businesses leaving, bringing down DC tax revenue. Data shows it could get worse. Read More

D.C. Lost At Least 375 Businesses Since Last March. Here’s How Those Closures Have Reshaped The City

March 11, 2021 At least 235 brick-and-mortar businesses have closed permanently in D.C. since the first known coronavirus case was reported on March 7, 2020, with 100 more shuttered temporarily. Read More

For Small Businesses In Anacostia, The Pandemic Was Just Another Storm To Weather

March 11th, 2021 Alliance member Open Crumb tells DCist how they pivoted operations to survive the pandemic – and what it means to be part of the small business community in Anacostia. Read More

White House Amplifies National Restaurant Association Letter to Congress

Fast Casual, March 2nd, 2021 The White House issued a press release highlighting the National Restaurant Association’s support for the American Rescue Plan. Read More