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by Prince Of Petworth December 4, 2018 at 9:45 am 0

via google maps

Around 11:45pm Teach4theStars wrote us:

“TON of police activity on Carroll Street NW (right on the Takoma/Takoma Park border)”

Jonathan L-D wrote us:

“keep an eye out for info about a serious police chase down NH toward DC passing through TKPK in Montgomery and Prince Georges County at 11:30pm tonight. Around 20+ PrinceGeorgesMD police and perhaps others in pursuit. Heard skids and a smash by the car being chased.

Video by Nicolas M. Leon:

Updates when/if more is released.

by Prince Of Petworth November 28, 2018 at 10:15 am 0

4th and Butternut Street, NW

From a press release:

Lost Sock Roasters (Serving Call your Mother Bagels) and Turning Natural Coming to Takoma Theater with Children’s Hospital in 2019

Rock Creek Property Group, in partnership with Children’s National Health System, is pleased to announce that Turning Natural and Lost Sock Roasters have signed leases to anchor the retail space at the historic Takoma Theatre project. These exciting beverage and food operators join anchor tenant Children’s National’s Healthy Mind Brain Center at the 23,000 square foot former theater, located at Butternut and Fourth Streets, NW a few blocks from the Takoma Metro station.

Lost Sock Roasters is a small-batch artisanal coffee roaster located in the Brightwood Park neighborhood of Washington, DC. Lost Sock Roasters will feature fresh brewed coffee drinks and food from the popular Call Your Mother café in Petworth. Founded and run by former college roommates, Jeff Yerxa and Nicolas Cabrera, this will be the first stand-alone retail outpost for this successful roastery that currently sells wholesale and at local cafes such as Call Your Mother and Anxo Cidery.

Turning Natural is a juice bar and café that features cold-pressed juices, nutritious food options, and natural ingredients. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 1, 2018 at 12:05 pm 0

6929 Laurel Avenue via Facebook

Passed on from the Old Takoma Business Association:

“Dear Takoma Park community and loyal PollySue’s customers,

Today is the 19th anniversary of PollySue’s Vintage Shop. We opened opened on November 1, 1999. My desire to find and share the most beautiful, one of a kind vintage clothes with others was the motivation to start the business but it because so much more. In the nineteen years, we have seen a generation grow up and start their own families. We have outfitted countless brides, prom-goers, theatrical productions and photo shoots. The shop has weathered recessions, elections, blizzards, and hurricanes.

It is with equal amounts of hopefulness and sadness that I announce that PollySue’s will be closing on December 31, 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 29, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

From MPD:

“On October 28, 2018 at approximately 3:50am, the sounds of gunshots were detected in the area of 6th & Otis Pl NW. Upon MPD units arriving on scene, officers located a black handgun containing an extended magazine and two spent shell casings on the street.

If anyone has investigation regarding this offense, please feel free to contact MPD at (202) 727-9099.”


“At approximate 10:30 pm last night (Saturday) in the 6700 block of 14th Street, N.W, the Metropolitan Police Department responded for the sounds of gunshots. An individual in the area was stopped and questioned, however the officers cleared the assignment without incident or evidence of gunfire.”


“On Sunday, October 28th, 2018, at approximately 1150 PM there was the sound of gunshots in the 500 block of Roxboro Place NW where one male was found stuck by a round in an extremity causing a non-life threatening injury following a verbal argument with the assailant.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm 0

Courtesy: ABC’s Shark Tank

From a press release:

Soupergirl, the small-batch, healthy soup company, will battle Sunday for a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank. CEO Sara Polon will appear on Shark Tank on Sunday, October 21st, to try to cook up a deal with the celebrity Sharks.

Polon is a former stand-up comedian turned soup entrepreneur. She will appear on the Shark Tank episode with her mother, Soupergirl co-founder Marilyn Polon. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm 0

Photos by Sam Kittner

From the City of Takoma Park:

“Takoma Park is more than 100 miles away from the Atlantic Ocean, but a 17-foot-long octopus somehow found its way here and wrapped its giant tentacles around the downtown clock tower.
In a public art project commissioned by the City of Takoma Park, fiber artist Stacy Cantrell crocheted the huge octopus in the City’s colors of orange, yellow, green, and blue. With help from her husband and a friend, she installed the creature recently on the clock tower in Ward Sinclair Plaza at the intersection of Laurel Avenue and Carroll Avenue. Then she watched the smiles and dropped jaws from surprised people walking by. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 4, 2018 at 12:15 pm 0

From an email:

“In Spring 2019, my wife and I will open up DC’s first all vegan donut shop! Donut Run in will be located at 6904 4th Street, NW in Takoma DC. In the past few years we have been doing pop ups. We just signed the lease and got our keys to the shop on October 1st. We will be open Spring 2019.

by Prince Of Petworth September 30, 2018 at 2:55 pm 0

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From MPD:

“On Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12:12 am, 5D members responded to the 1500 block of Benning Road NE to investigate sounds of gunshots.

Upon arriving at the location, an adult male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The officers attempted to render first aid, however, the victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

This case is being investigated by MPD’s Violent Crimes Branch. Anyone who may have information pertaining to this investigation is asked to call 202-727-9099 or may send a text message to 50411.”

via google maps

From MPD:

“On 9/29/18 at approximately 9:55pm, officers from the First District responded to the 1300 block of Emerald St NE for a report of a carjacking. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 28, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Good Deal or Not Revisited (GDoN-R) is a weekly post that reviews the settled sales data of a recent individual real estate transaction in the District of Columbia. Each post is intended as a case study and a snapshot of the real estate market at a particular moment in time. GDoN-R generally posts on Friday in the late morning.

GDoN-R has been written exclusively for PoPville since 2009 by Suzanne Des Marais. Suzanne is a practicing Realtor with Compass. 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 Bright MLS, which is the local multiple listing system and/or Smartcharts by Showingtime. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Featured Property: 10 Hickory Ave
Legal Subdivision: Takoma Park
Advertised Subdivision per Listing: Takoma Park
Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 1 Parking: Street Ownership: Fee Simple
Original List Price: $485,000. List Price at Contract: $485,000.
List Date: 8/22/2018
Days on Market: 7
Settled Sales Price: $504,800.
Seller Subsidy: $0.
Settlement Date: 9/10/2018
Transaction type: Standard

Original GDoN post can be seen: here.

The original listing can be seen here: here.

We’re crossing state lines with this adorable bungalow, since it got a good number of comments on the original GDoN post.

For those unfamiliar with Takoma Park, it is in Maryland across the north border from the NW DC neighborhood of Brightwood and the NE DC neighborhood of Riggs Park. It’s cute, has a little downtown commercial area with a food co-op and several locally owned restaurants and shops, and there’s a Red line Metro station.

As one commenter noted, real estate taxes are pricier in Montgomery County than in DC, and specifically in Takoma Park. (more…)


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