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6937-6939 Laurel Ave

Nice! From an email:

“Jazz Brunch
Saturday, December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31
11am – 2:30pm

Every Saturday in December Republic will host a different jazz musician for a diffusive jazz brunch. Against this backdrop, guests can enjoy the winter brunch and cocktail menu. Republic will take reservations for this special brunch, though they are not required.”

Check out the winter brunch menu here.

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Thanks to the organizers for the update:

“This letter, along with the attached documentation, is being submitted by The Northern Ward 4 Dog Park Group (the “Group”) as the Group’s dog park application resubmission. The Group previously submitted an application to DPR for a dog park on District-owned parkland at 3rd and Underwood St., NW on December 10, 2015. That application was subsequently denied by DPR via a rejection letter on October 10, 2016. The Group has since identified a new, preferred site that we believe meets the needs of District dog owners and the community at large, while satisfying both the existing criteria outlined in the D.C. Municipal Regulations (DCMR) and the criteria that the Director of DPR outlined in the recent dog park rejection letter. This new site is located on a triangular parcel of land that is adjacent to the Frank R. Williams Building and the Takoma Aquatic Center building (Appendix A). While this site has approximately .60 acres of land available, the Group would like to request that DPR approve the site for a fenced-in off-leash dog exercise area that is .30 acres in size.

The following reasons support the Group’s rationale for selecting this new site:

dog-park-application-resubmission (PDF)

italian-takoma
7000 Carroll Ave courtesy Your Main Street Takoma

From a press release:

“Trattoria da Lina is a new Italian restaurant coming to Takoma Park in early 2017. The project will take over a former office space and add another option to Takoma Park’s growing dining scene.

Construction is well underway for this 55 seat restaurant in the heart of the Takoma Park commercial district. The restaurant’s design is rustic and cozy with brick and wood and inspired by the casual eateries of the owner’s motherland.The menu will offer a wide variety of pasta dishes, including traditional favorites and authentic creations, plus steak and fish options too. The restaurant will host a full bar.

The owner is Marcello Minna, area restaurateur with 20 years experience and partner in Magico, the group behind Takoma Park’s popular Dolci Gelati Cafe. Minna plans to staff the Trattoria with a team from Italy.”

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via google maps

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.”

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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…)

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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.”

starbucks
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.”

GDoN

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.