A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
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Clusters of restaurants throughout the District are emblematic of the massive neighborhood transformation taking place over the past few decades. Neighborhoods once riddled with crime now boast restaurants where a single cocktail can cost as much as a meal — and pricier corners of the city are less and less affordable for even high-end eateries. We explore the state of D.C.’s neighborhoods through the rise and fall of its restaurants.
- Jessica Sidman Food Editor, Young & Hungry columnist, Washington City Paper
- Andy Shallal Owner of Busboys and Poets, Iraqi American, peace activist, artist, and co-founder of The Peace Cafe.
- Khalid Pitts Owner, Cork (Washington, D.C.)
- Dean Gold Owner, Dino's Grotto (Washington, D.C.)
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