Takoma Co-op Files Suit Against Developer, City in Access Dispute

The Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op has filed a lawsuit against the Neighborhood Development Company and the City of Takoma Park in a dispute over the co-op’s access to a city-owned parking lot and its ability to take deliveries. The lot at Takoma Junction is leased to NDC by the city, and NDC leases it to the co-op.

Olazzo to Close Downtown Silver Spring Location

Olazzo will close its downtown Silver Spring location at 8235 Georgia Ave., according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The restaurant’s last day will be Saturday, May 1.

Bump ‘n Grind Closing East-West Highway Location on May 26

Bump ‘n Grind will be closing its location at 1200 East-West Highway on Wednesday, May 26, according to an email announcement from owner David Fogel. The shop will move its operations to Moorenko’s Ice Cream on Georgia Avenue, and plans are still on track to open a kiosk at the Silver Spring Library.

Takoma Park Commissions New Public Art Project Along Streetery

The City of Takoma Park commissioned new public art by artist Trap Bob, who painted picnic tables last year at the gazebo for a project of Main Street Takoma. Trap Bob has painted three tables along the Takoma Streetery on Laurel Avenue with designs celebrating the power and resilience of Black women, according to the Arts and Humanities Division that commissioned the work to demonstrate the city’s commitment to public art and racial equity.

Takoma Park Police Investigating an Armed Robbery

Takoma Park police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at about 10:45 p.m on Saturday, April 24 near the intersection of Carroll and Tulip avenues. Police responded to a report and victim said as she stood at the intersection, a black sedan of unknown make and model stopped nearby.

Ellsworth Drive to Reopen for Pedestrians May 10

Ellsworth Drive will be reopened as a pedestrian-friendly area with restricted traffic on May 10, officials with Downtown Silver Spring announced today (April 27). The street was opened to vehicles early in the pandemic to accommodate curbside pickup for restaurants and retailers faced with capacity restrictions and regulations limiting indoor dining.

DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest in 2003 Silver Spring Home Invasion Robbery

DNA evidence from a sock has led to the arrest by county police of a suspect in a 2003 home invasion robbery in Silver Spring. Officers with the Major Crimes Division arrested and charged Stacy Howard Moore, age 48, of the 3400 block of 55th Avenue in Hyattsville in connection with the incident, which occurred on January 22, 2003 in an apartment in the 9100 block of Piney Branch Road.