Posts Tagged ‘takoma’

Takoma Metro Development Set for Approval, Despite Cross-Border Opposition

Nearly every new development project that's taller than most of the surrounding neighborhood raises a few hackles among locals. Less common is one that arouses opposition across state lanes.
Tomorrow, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority board will vote on plans for an apartment building at the Takoma Metro station. The plans are the latest in [...]

Busboys Comes to Takoma. Brookland May Be Next. Could Anacostia Follow?

Jonathan O'Connell reports that the Busboys and Poets empire is expanding. Owner Andy Shallal has signed a lease to open the fifth Busboys in Takoma. The 6,500-square-foot restaurant/bookstore/cafe will be in a mixed-use building at the corner of Carroll and Maple streets NW that's currently under construction. Shallal expects it to open in the spring [...]


Coffee culture, as understood in bean-crazed locales like Seattle and Portland, has yet to take root in the District. A Starbucks or Caribou can usually be found churning out syrupy concoctions, but the classic independent shop—where espresso is an art and the food comes second—is still very hard to come by.
There are lots of reasons [...]

DDOT to Takoma: No Bikeshare For You! (Yet)

Yesterday's neighborhood roundup featured some consternation from a Brightwood resident over the District Department of Transportation telling the developers of an apartment complex next to the Takoma metro station that they couldn't do what lots of developers have been doing lately and pay for a Bikeshare station as part of their project. The frustration is [...]

Demolition by Neglect at Takoma Theater?

It's been five months since the Office of Planning firmly denied Milton McGinty's request to demolish the Takoma Theater, his long-shuttered venue on 4th and Butternut Streets NW. Since we spoke in early June, he first insisted that he would sue in Superior Court to reverse the decision, and then backed off that promise. "I [...]

There Goes the Gayborhood: Gay real estate isn’t just about Dupont Circle anymore.

Evan Johnson, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker, has two business cards. One, a conventional rectangle, simply says “Evan Johnson Realty Group.” The other is fancier, with two curved corners. It reads: “Evan Johnson, Realtor,” with “” on the back.
The ambiguous slogan on the sexually neutral card—“Bold Company, Straightforward Real Estate”—might say more about [...]

Takoma ANC Wants Veto Power Over Pot Dispensaries

Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn's plan to open the first medical marijuana dispensary in D.C. might have overcome some of its many impending obstacles last night. Then again, it might also have to face some new ones.
ANC 4B—representing the area where Kahn wants to locate his mom 'n pop pot shop, the Takoma Wellness Center—voted at a [...]

Opening Shots Fired in Takoma Over City’s New Pot Law

Last night, ANC 4B won its battle with vice in the form of usury. The next item on their agenda, however, could make Famous Pawn’s trial look like a cake walk: Pot.
In May, the D.C. city council approved legislation to sanction as many as eight medical marijuana dispensaries in the District, which would allow only [...]