Category: Business

Coffee shop/café planned for downtown Takoma Park

Takoma Bev. Co. will open on Laurel Avenue. Photo by Mike Diegel. A pair of entrepreneurs are planning to open a specialty coffee shop/café early next year in downtown Takoma Park. Co-owners Chris Brown (general manager) and Seth Cook (coffee director) will operate Takoma Bev. Co., offering morning espresso drinks, coffees and teas along with a breakfast menu at 6917 Laurel Ave., according to the company website. Later in the day, they will transition to a place for people to hang out, perhaps do some work, with a menu of sandwiches, salads and snacks. In the evening, patrons can...

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Hotel, retail planned for 8600 Georgia Avenue

Plans for a hotel with retail space have been submitted for this corner of Georgia Avenue and Colesville Road in downtown Silver Spring. Photo by Mike Diegel A preliminary plan application has been submitted to the Montgomery County Planning Board for a 173-room hotel with about 4,200 square feet of ground-level retail at 8600 Georgia Ave., the corner of Georgia and Colesville Road currently occupied by a gas station. The hotel would include about 5,000 square feet of meeting space, dining and stand 130 feet tall, within the 145 feet allowed in that zone. One potential sticking point might...

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UP in Silver Spring

This rendering shows a concept for the exterior of UP, a yoga/wellness/fitness studio coming to South Silver Spring. Courtesy Dave Giacomin  Erin McNamara and Dave Giacomin, residents of the Seven Oaks-Evanswood neighborhood in Silver Spring, have signed a lease to open a new business called UP in the space above the former Jackie’s Restaurant in South Silver Spring. “UP is a new platform for transformation,” said Giacomin in a Facebook post. “Our mission is to change lives through healing, wellness, and adventure. At UP, you will find classes and workshops in yoga, outdoor adventure, nutrition and many other modalities as...

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