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

Families and small businesses desperate for pandemic relief

NBC News, January 22nd, 2021 District Soul Food was featured on NBC News, sharing the struggles they’ve faced since the start of COVID-19. Read More

The Past, Present, and Future of D.C.’s Panda Gourmet

Washington City Paper, January 6th 2021 DC favorite Panda Gourmet tells Washington City Paper what it has planned for 2021, thanks to customer support over the past year. Read More

Business owners discuss who they were able to pivot during COVID-19 pandemic

Fox 5 DC, December 29th, 2020 Owner of Capital Candy Jar, David Burton, tells Fox 5 DC how he pivoted his business during the pandemic. Read More

DC Leadership: Continue Support for Small Businesses Like Ours

Washington Informer, December 9th, 2020 Alliance members Caple Green and Gerard Gebru outline the importance of supporting businesses in Wards 7 and 8 in this op-ed for The Washington Informer. Read More

Ride-Or-Die Diners Want to Ensure Their Favorite Restaurants Survive

Washington City Paper, November 9th 2020 Read how one newlywed couple fell in love with Thamee, H Street Corridor's Burmese restaurant. Read More