Poll Results: Most Readers Want New Restaurant Downtown

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In a very unscientific poll a couple weeks ago, they'd like to see along Carroll Avenue in Downtown Takoma Park.

The results are in and 60 percent of voters would like to see a new restaurant.

In the comments of the story, Barbie Rosenblatt said she wanted to see "a decent sit-down Japanese or Chinese restaurant."

While Jay Levy said in the comments he would like "an all vegetarian restaurant and a good Pho place." Levy also mentioned wanting a coffee shop and Steve Davies agreed.

A bookstore is desired by 28 percent of voters who took the poll. Seven percent wanted to see a new bar and 3 percent wanted an entertainment venue.

If you didn't participate and want to voice your opinion, add it to the comments below.

sheila blake@verizon.net December 22, 2011 at 10:42 PM
Pho! That's a great idea. But a good Asian restaurant sounds good, too.
Elizabeth Forbes Wallace December 22, 2011 at 10:53 PM
From the business investor's point of view, is there really enough foot traffic to substantiate the, perhaps, several hundred thousand dollar investment? I used to work in the tall office building on Carroll and many of the tenants LEAVE Takoma for lunch, or they bring their own.
Jay Levy December 23, 2011 at 12:14 AM
Fifteen years ago, the city had a great mom and pop Mexican take out place on Maple Avenue across from the Piney Branch School in that 3-store super mini strip. The food was nothing like Chipotle or Baja Fresh, ie. it wasn't glorified Americanized assembly line stuff. It was the real deal. The owners packed up and went back to Mexico once they had sold enough food to retire.
Elizabeth Forbes Wallace December 23, 2011 at 12:16 AM
Why am I still thinking about this? Maybe the coffee shop should be at the community center or the library?
Nearby December 30, 2011 at 06:51 AM
I have the same question as Elizabeth Forbes Wallace about foot traffic. Also, for the person who's looking for pho--if you want to visit a good pho restaurant nearby, head up to University Blvd to Pho 75. Though on the less decorated side, it's cheap (I don't think Carroll Ave foot traffic could sustain their prices), clean, and features outstanding pho broth. We have some great ethnic restaurants in TKP and on the borders. Check 'em out!


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