August Economy Equity Spotlight!

DSM SURJ is pushing economic equality by using our large network to thoughtfully support people of color owned businesses and other enterprises in the Des Moines area. This strategy has been used in many cities to redirect resources to companies that have had additional burdens towards developing sustainable businesses.

  • Safari Restaurant
    Owner: Amina Dualle
    2734 Douglas Avenue.                                                                                                    Des Moines, IA 50310

This food is primarily East African, especially Somalian and Ethiopian. Many dishes show the influence of food from India. They are open 9 am to 9 pm every day, unless they run out of food before 9, in which case they close early that day. If you go on a weekend day, it’s best to go early!

  • The Great Frame Up
    Owner: Angela Jackson
    5515 Mills Civic Parkway, Ste 150
    West Des Moines, IA 50266

The Great Frame Up is dedicated to supporting local artists and creating awareness of noted African American artists. It currently features originals, prints, sculptures and framed artwork of numerous African American and Iowa artists.

Vehicle detailing, offering various packages (Smith Special, Executive Detail, and Presidential Detail) or à la carte services.

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