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So cool. From the City of Takoma Park:

“Our Planner, Erkin, found some really great old brochures for the Park Ritchie apartments on Maple Avenue; guessing they are from when the apartment complex was brand new. They have a Mad Men-esque / mid-century modern vibe to them.”

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6914 4th Street, NW

A reader writes:

“I woke up around 11:50PM because of noise from Takoma Station Tavern. Next thing I know, I heard screaming. Looked outside and saw a ton of people outside Takoma Station Tavern, and saw a lady getting dragged across 4th street (I think, it is dark). Lots of screaming & shouting, lots of people running down the street (presumably back to their cars). Craziness. I called 9-1-1, and the police arrived while I was on the phone (so I guess someone called before me).”

This was posted on the website for MPD 4D by the Commander:

On Sunday 1/25/15 around the midnight hour, a fight started inside of the Takoma Station Tavern. The fight continued outside and a victim was stabbed with a knife in the back and another victim was assaulted causing facial injuries. Both victims were transported to local hospitals and will survive their wounds. One suspect has been identified and the second suspect will be identified shortly. The 4D detectives are investigating. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call the MPD’s CIC@ 202-727-9099 or text 50411.”

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This house is located at 800 Geranium Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Move-In Ready Semi Detached Home in Takoma * 3 Finished Levels w/3 Spacious BRs, 2.5 Remodeled Baths, Walkout Finished Basement * Large Side & Rear Yards, Fenced Outdoor Patio, Storage Shed, Off-Street Parking * Near Metro, Busboys & Poets (Opening Valentine’s Day 2015), Takoma Park Restaurants & Shops * WALK SCORE = 87 * Walter Reed & Georgia Ave Redevelopment is Happening”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $440,000.

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1832 1st St, NW

From the Old Takoma Business Association:

Kin Da Thai and Sushi Restaurant will be opening in Takoma at 6923 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD in the space formerly occupied by Takoma Bistro. This will be the second location for experienced restaurateur, Somjet Prompharsit and partner, Chanpen Teeranon. The team’s original location, Aroi Thai, in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of DC has been a popular part of the community for the past two years. The restaurant will have approximately 60 seats and a beer and wine bar. Additionally, Kin Da will offer catering, delivery and carry-out options to its customers. Opening February 2014.”

You can check out the Bloomingdale menu here.

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6937-6939 Laurel Ave

From an email:

“Just a quick note to let you know that next week Wednesday, November 26, on Thanksgiving eve, Republic in Takoma Park will celebrate “Friendsgiving,” a game night meets karaoke happy hour. Beginning at 8:00 p.m., Friendsgiving, will feature board games, drink specials and karaoke. Cards for Humanity Balderdash, Monopoly, Life, Candyland, Taboo and Uno will be available for all patrons, and a karaoke competition will begin at 10:00 p.m. Bar manager Brett Robison has put together a list of $10 warm weather drinks, including #NYDCginandtonic: New York Distilling Company Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin, Jack Rudy’s Tonic Syrup, bitter lemon syrup, orange, lemon and lime; Zen, it is: Jim Beam Bourbon, ginger toddy water with cinnamon and star anise, Bee George Honey, lemon juice, lemon peel and Mull it over: mulling mix with honey, fresh orange zest, cinnamon and coriander, La Cabotte Chotes du Rhone, Catoctin Creek 1757 Brandy, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao. Robison’s popular beer and shot combos, “bingers”, from the bar’s late night menu, will also make an early appearance at 8:00 p.m.”

Attempted Home Invasion in Takoma:

“Just wanted to let my Takoma and Takoma Park neighbors know of a frightening experience that happened around 2pm today. I live on the ground level in a nice condo building near the Takoma Metro Station. Around 2pm today I heard a noise coming from my slightly open (open just enough for the cat to smell the fresh air) window in the living room. When I approached my window I saw a man with a knife trying to enter my apartment through the window screen that he had slashed. Luckily by screaming and slamming the window closed he was scared off and ran away. I called the police and filed a report but they weren’t able to find him. I just wanted to pass this along to alert neighbors to be vigilant and to keep their windows closed and locked at all times. The police let me know that these type of burglaries/home invasions have been happening more often in the Takoma/Takoma Park neighborhood, particularly during the day time.

Has this happened to anyone else in our neighborhood?”

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Photo of Stevie Wonder, Ayanna Gregory and Dr. Baruch courtesy of Evolve Vegan Restaurant

From a press release:

“Music legend, Stevie Wonder made a surprise visit to local vegan hot spot, Evolve Vegan Restaurant, at 341 Cedar Street NW, in the Takoma neighborhood of Washington, DC last evening for dinner. Wonder appeared to be hosting a business meeting and reports have him at the FCC earlier in the day. Evolve Vegan Restaurant owner, Baruch Ben-Yehudah, known as Dr. Baruch, welcomed Wonder and his dining companions and entourage. Wonder ordered Evolve favorites including southern fried chick-un, mac and cheese, collard greens, yams, coleslaw, couscous and finished with German chocolate cake.

“We are so excited that Stevie Wonder selected our restaurant to visit,” says Dr. Baruch. “We think that he enjoyed his dinner – his plates came back clean!”

Upon departure, Wonder graciously took pictures with the staff and customers. “We love you Stevie Wonder!” was shouted when he departed.”

913 Aspen Street Northwest

This house is located at 913 Aspen Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“OPEN SUN 9/14, 2-4p! Charming 4BR/3BA Tudor style Takoma home just minutes to Main Street Takoma Park. Enjoy 4 finished levels of renovated living space with a finished attic and lower level rec room/ 4th bedroom. Beautiful updates and generously sized rooms. Huge fenced-in backyard, perfect for entertaining. Garage parking. Mins to Metro, Farmer’s Market, Takoma Rec Center + more!”

You can see more photos here.

This 4 bed/3 bath is going for $674,900.