Business directory

This online business directory makes it easier to support DC small businesses during the pandemic


You probably already know that the pandemic is particularly affecting small businesses. But if you’re looking to support DC area groups while shopping, it can be difficult to know where to turn for certain products or if a store is even open.

This is where the site Store at Place DC Between. Created by the Institute for Justice, an Arlington-based nonprofit law firm, the site lists DC-area businesses that are open and selling merchandise during the pandemic – think of places like Books of the second story, Union cuisine, Where Quarter cutlery. (It also lists local restaurants that have take out or sell groceries.)

Shoppers can search for featured businesses through a map function, by neighborhood, or by business type, for example if you are looking for a store that sells alcohol or pet supplies, but you don’t know where to go. who you turn to. Each listing includes the store’s address, hours of operation, delivery options, and a brief description of the goods or services it provides.

And if you work for or own a local business and want to market your services, you can submit information so that your place is included on the site. Store representatives will be required to submit descriptions of the business and owners, as well as the services and goods offered. Only sites offering services or goods with little or no human contact will be eligible.

Associate editor

Mimi Montgomery has joined Washingtonian in 2018. Her work has appeared in Outside Magazine, Washington City Paper, DCist and PoPVille. Originally from North Carolina, she now lives in Petworth.


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