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A resident reported on the MPD 4D Listserv:

“…2nd night in a row a group of 8 to 10 teens mugged and robbed someone in the 6800 block of 4th street. Tonight they 1st harassed a biker, who managed to get away from them and then beat and robbed a neighbor who was walking home from the Rec. center. They took cell phones, a laptop, clothes, and wallet and ran toward the metro. It is very unsettling because neighbors were on their porches and motion sensor lights in my yard came on but this did not deter the muggers. Both nights it happened around 7:30. Police responded quickly.”

MPD responded:

“Lieutenant Ennis (PSA 401) has put together a plan of action to combat the crime in the Takoma Park Area. This plan is designed to prevent the rash of robberies in the area with the goal to arrest those individuals responsible. We have adjusted our deployment to ensure that officers are in this area, to prevent any criminal activity. Please if you see a large crowd gathering or if you suspect criminal activity please call 911. Remember if you see something say something.”

Construction at old Trohv space at Maple and Carroll Street, NW earlier this year

Ed. Note: One reader writes, “I think this is one of the spaces in the old Trohv building.” Another notes they’ll be near the new Starbucks.

From a press release (thanks to all who emailed):

CYCLED!, a boutique, indoor cycling studio, will be opening its second location at 6960-C Maple St, NW in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC in late 2016.

The new studio will include 20 state-of-the art Keiser M3i Bikes with Bluetooth technology. Riders can view their personal performance statistics on their bike display monitors during class and the studio will also provide each rider with longitudinal performance data to help them meet and maintain their fitness, health, and athletic goals. (more…)

6917 Laurel Ave courtesy Your Main Street Takoma

From a press release:

“Takoma Beverage Company is coming to 6917 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park in the heart of the Takoma commercial district. Takoma Beverage Company will be a neighborhood cafe, specializing in hand-crafted coffee and tea, along with beer, wine and cocktails, all prepared by trained baristas. Seth Cook, co-owner and the current coffee director of award winning Northside Social in Arlington, VA, will oversee the coffee program.

Takoma Beverage Company will also offer a selection of breakfast sandwiches and pastries to accompany morning coffee and tea service. In the afternoon, customers will be invited to transition to beer, wine and cocktails with more elegant fare, from charcuterie and cheese to smaller composed dishes, all prepared in-house.

The new space will host a long bar and and open kitchen. There will be 30 seats plus outdoor patio seating looking onto the tree-lined street, which also hosts Takoma Park’s popular Takoma Park Farmers Market. Takoma Beverage Co. is under construction now and will open late 2016/early 2017. Hours of operation will be 7:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday and 7:00am-12:00am Friday and Saturday.”

232 Carroll Street, NW

Back in March we learned the former Trohv space would be subdivided into four units and now we know one will be a Starbucks. Thanks to A.S.K. for sending:

“Starbucks is one of the businesses replacing Trohv in Takoma!”

Ed. Note: Don’t forget the excellent La Mano Coffee Bar is just down the street at 304 Carroll Street, NW.

“Dear PoPville,

I was the unfortunate victim of a car break in that happened in front of my house between 10:30 and 11:30 this morning, in broad daylight. They busted my car window and made off with a laptop bag with my computer and passport. The car was parked on a quiet sleepy street up in Takoma, right next to the Takoma Rec Center. I know it is never smart to leave anything in the car, but I was hoping we might get something back.

If anyone comes across a black bag, Macbook Air or a US and/or UK passport, could they could contact me at [email protected] or turn it to the DC Police 4th District.”


This house is located at 7212 7th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SUNDAY 8/7 2-4.30pm:- Upgraded and updated, this home is stylish and modern with all of the charm preserved. Its spacious, has great flow and wonderful natural light throughout. The chef’s kitchen with butcher block counters and high end appliances including a Bertazzoni gas range is a cook’s dream. Large fenced in yard and covered front porch! Walk to Takoma Park, Metro & shops!”

7212 7th Street Northwest

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2 bath is going for $649,900.

6939 Laurel Ave

From an email:

“Republic in Takoma Park just debuted a new happy hour menu featuring $7 select wines, $7 Addie’s Mussels and $1 Chesapeake Bay Oysters. Republic’s happy hour also allows guests to choose from their extensive all-local beer menu for any $5 mini pint, which currently includes a wide selection from Right Proper Brewing Company, RAR Brewing Company and Hellbender Brewing Company. The menu features seven different cocktails all for a special price of $7 including a Sazerac, Dirty Martini, Moscow Mule, Tom or John Collins, Aperol Spritzer, Sebring Convertible – the restaurant’s take on a Margarita made with tequila and lime, and a seasonal shrub. Throughout happy hour, guests are able to order off of the entire bar menu as well, featuring snacks like crispy Cotija cheese with lemon aioli, deviled egg and pickled veggies or the fried B & B pickles with smoked pepper aioli. Happy hour is available at the bar Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, Republic also offers a “late night” menu every evening from 10:00 p.m. until close, which will feature all of the happy hour drink specials along with $1 Chesapeake oysters. The full bar and happy hour menu offerings can be seen below. (more…)


Hipchickindc (aka Suzanne Des Marais) is an associate broker with Bediz Group, LLC at Keller Williams Capital Properties . Unless specifically noted, neither she nor the company that she is affiliated with represented any of the parties or were directly involved in the transaction reported below. Unless otherwise noted, the source of information is Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which is the local multiple listing system and/or Real Estate Business Intelligence (RBI). Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 6004 McLean Pl NE
Legal Subdivision: Takoma Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Takoma Park
Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 3.5 Basement: No Parking: Attached Garage Ownership: Fee Simple
Quarterly Home Owners Association Fee: $354.00
Original List Price: $609,000.
List Price at Contract: $599,000.
List Date: 3/24/2016
Days on Market: 28
Settled Sales Price: $599,000.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 06/13/2016
Transaction type: Standard


Original GDoN post is: here.

The listing can be seen here: here.

Built in 2013 by Comstock Homes, this townhome originally sold for net $490,342. Known as The Hampshires, this community includes 73 town houses and a number of detached homes. Located at the upper west edge of NE DC, this newly created subdivision lies between Takoma Park and Fort Totten. Note that the map on the listing is incorrect. These properties are just west of New Hampshire Ave NE between Peabody and Quackenbos. (more…)

6906 4th St, NW

A reader reports:

“I just walked by this – what looks like a new place opening – and wonder if you or your PoPVille readers know anything about it. The location is Takoma, DC on 4th Street NW between Cedar and Butternut. I don’t usually take more than a passing glance at new openings, but I used to be a tutor in the DC Public School System so this sign really caught my eye. I would love to know more about this place.”

Anyone familiar with them? There is a Tutoring Cafe affiliated with the Eddie Nash Foundation:

“The Tutoring Cafe: One-on-one tutoring is provided to help foster youth students achieve their academic goals.”

811 Dogwood Street Northwest

This house is located at 811 Dogwood Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Located in the heart of Takoma/Brightwood, DC, this charming home is within steps of red line Metro, downtown Takoma Park and new Walter Reed Development. It features 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath, washer/dryer, central A/C and a large basement and attic, ready for your finishing touches. Freshly painted, with front porch, large backyard and detached garage, this home is open June 12th from 1-3pm.”


You can see more photos here.

This 1232 Sq Ft 2 bed/1 bath is going for $485,000.