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.
The booming restaurant scene is good news for diners, but tough on local restaurateurs looking to hire top talent in the kitchen. Our region’s not alone: around the country, good chefs and other kitchen staff are in high demand. We explore what it means for eating out in our area.
- Jackie Greenbaum Owner, Jackie's, The Quarry House, El Chuco, Bar Charley, Slashrun
- Robert Wiedmaier Chef and restaurant owner, Marcel's, Brasserie Beck, Brabo and Mussel Bar & Grille.
- Erik Sherman Journalist
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