355 Cedar Street, NW

A reader reports:

“Gone: My Little Bistro. Central American chicken and sandwich shop.
Incoming: Takoma Yucatan Chicken.”

Old Takoma Business Association reports:

353 Cedar St, NW (formerly My Little Bistro)
Tacos and Yucatan chicken plus beer, wine and margaritas.
From the owners of Roscoe’s Pizzeria.
Opening date: TBD

The SpiceSuite
6904 4th St, NW (formerly Sitea Tea)
Spice Bar and Lounge
Opening date: Friday, September 4th.


Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Dalton Potter and Jim Kelly are excited to announce that The Potter Violin Company will be adding an additional location in the summer of 2016. Together, they have purchased the historic landmark, the Blair Mansion, on 7711 Eastern Ave in Silver Spring/Takoma Park. The new store will be over 12,000 square feet and will include expanded showrooms, larger work space for luthiers and a large room for recitals, workshops and meetings. Renovations will start soon and the anticipated grand opening is spring of 2016.”

This unit is located at 422 Butternut Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Spacious condo 2 blocks to Takoma Metro Station! Enjoy easy city living among the trees in this terrace level unit with nice windows and lots of natural light. The galley kitchen is updated with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and opens up to the main living/dining room through a cute cut-out. Enjoy the spacious, carpeted bedrooms and giant walk-in closet in the master suite!”

You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2 bath is going for $319,900 ($350 monthly fee.)


From MPD:

“On July 31, 2015, at approximately 2310 hours, an adult male was walking in the 6300 block of 5th Street, NW, when heard gunshots and realized he had been shot in the right foot. The victim was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information concerning this offense is asked to contact the MPD Command Information Center at 202-727-9099.”

343 Cedar Street Northwest

This unit is located at 343 Cedar Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Directly across from Takoma Red Line Station. Secured bldg with Parking. Near downtown Takoma with shops, restaurants, and year round Farmers Market. Two level condo lives like townhouse. True 2bed/2bath both with en suite baths. Additional half bath. Spacious living and dining areas with additional family room leading to private rear terrace. Granite counters. Oversized pantry. Walk-in closet.”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/2.5 bath is going for $395,000 ($677 monthly fee.)

609 Tewkesbury Place Northwest

This rental is located at 609 Tewkesbury Place, Northwest. The listing says:

“This quaint home w/ traditional floor plan gives the feel of the suburbs while living in the city! In one BR is a small nook that can be used for storage or a computer area. The basement offers lots of additional space for storage and there is a garage space to park a compact vehicle or have more storage. The backyard is a great place to relax and entertain. Takoma Metro .7 miles away!”


You can see more photos here.

This 2 bed/1 bath is going for $1,700/Mo.

DC8631664 - Exterior (Front)

This house is located at 92 Tuckerman Street, Northwest. The Listing says:

“Move-in ready, semi-detached home features hardwood floors on main and upper levels, open floor plan, remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances, lots of natural light, and a finished basement & sunroom for additional living space. Located on a quiet, tree-lined street and close to everything Takoma has to offer, this home is under a mile to the metro, BusBoys & Poets, Trohv and much more.”

DC8631664 - Living Room

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/1.5 bath is going for $375,000.


“Dear PoPville,

I just bought a house in Takoma with a very nice driveway- but literally since the day I closed, there has been an issue with many, MANY different cars parking so they are about 1-2 feet into my driveway. It baffles me that so many people either think this is OK or are just that careless with their parking. The space between mine and my neighbor’s driveway is just enough that 2 small cars parked very close together can fit, but not really anything more than that. When cars are a foot or two in front of my driveway I can still get out, because my driveway is connected to my neighbor’s on the other side, so I can just go over into their side but:

1- this is still really annoying! This driveway is mine and I want full use of it!

2- I’m having a lot of repair work done on the house and it is definitely difficult for repair trucks and vans to get in and out

3- If my neighbors ever decide to use their entire driveway, or a 3rd car parks in there, I might NOT be able to get in and out.

I’ve considered calling the city to see if they can add one of those no parking signs starting just before my driveway, or paint the curb or something, and I have left 1 very nice note (I just moved in and I have no idea whose cars these are- haven’t caught anyone in the act yet) but it seems to have been removed from the windshield and the huge van was kept parked there.

What does everyone suggest? I am reluctant to tick off my neighbors before even meeting most of them…”

From MPD – Homicide 400 block Butternut Street NW:

“On Sunday, April 26, 2015, around 2:00 am, MPD responded to the sounds of gunshots. Upon arrival two victims were found suffering from gun shot wounds. One of the victims subsequently expired from the wounds. Homicide detectives are conducting the investigation.

If anyone has any information that are asked to call the MPD CIC at 202-727-9099 or text at 50411.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a homicide that occurred in the 400 block of Butternut Street, Northwest.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at approximately 1:59 am, members of the Fourth District responded to the report of a shooting in the 400 block of Butternut Street, Northwest. Upon arrival, they located two adult males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the first victim to a local hospital. The second victim was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia and pronounced dead.

The decedent has been identified as 39 year-old Darryn Conte of Waldorf, Maryland.”

Update from MPD:

“Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch announced an arrest has been made in connection with a homicide.

On Sunday, April 26, 2015 at approximately 1:59 am, two adult males were found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the 400 block of Butternut Street, Northwest. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the first victim to a local hospital. The second victim, 39 year-old Darryn Conte of Waldorf, Maryland was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, at approximately 8:20 am, pursuant to a DC Superior Court arrest warrant, members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested 42 year-old Mark Beasley of Laurel, Maryland. He was charged with Murder One while Armed in connection with the shooting death of Darryn Conte.”

@dcpolicedept tweeted also around 2am:

“Shooting @ 0141 hrs in the 700 Blk 5th Street, NE. Adult male shot with no lookout at this time.”