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La Mano Coffee Bar in Historic Takoma will close March 5, according to current plans announced by owner Javier Riva, and be open for limited hours until then.

The announcement was posted this afternoon on the Main Street Takoma Facebook page. The full text (as it originally appeared):

“After 5 years, I am sad to announce that I will be moving on from la mano on March 5th, 2018. “Over coming weeks, my staff and I want to thank all of you in person, see our favorite people, and give you a chance to stock up on your favorites. Keep an eye out for specials and sales throughout the month. 

“While uncertain, there may be upcoming news on a possible new future for la mano that we will share. Otherwise the business will close with my departure. 

“Starting today, Monday, February 5th, we will open with limited hours and a reduced staff: 7 am to 2 pm during the week and 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

“There were many reasons leading to this decision, with a desire to change careers and spend more time with my family being the most important.

“Thank you all! 

“- Javier Rivas, 
“Owner of La Mano Coffee Bar”

Mike Diegel