Published on: Friday, July 1, 2016 Takoma Park Newsletter

New businesses opening in Takoma/Langley

Several new businesses have recently opened or will be opening in the Takoma/ Langley part of the city in the next couple months. In mid-June, Yama’s Clothing & Accessories opened at 7487 New Hampshire Ave. (near the Salvation Army Thrift Store). Owner Yamatut Faye and her husband Alieu have a store in Gambia, and they are expanding with a second store in Takoma Park. Yama’s carries beautiful African fashions including Akara style clothing, kente cloth and everyday wear as well as costume jewelry and shoes.

In late summer Evita’s will open at 1335 Holton Lane (near Langley Park Post Office), carrying unique bridal wear and unusual lines of dresses. Evita’s owners have a successful bridal shop in Adams Morgan, and they are expanding to Takoma Park with Evita’s. A new retail store from the owner of Ice Pole Jeans (1165 University Blvd. East) will open at 7665 New Hampshire Ave. (former Fashion LaFama) with different merchandise and a different character. Sometime in the fall Wingstop will open another location at 7659 New Hampshire Ave. (near Red Apple Farmers Market).

Fiesta Coin Laundry is finishing renovation of 7601 New Hampshire Ave. into a full-service laundromat. The laundromat will increase the bustle at the already-busy ALDI parking lot and get even busier next month when construction of Taco Bell starts at the corner of Holton Lane and New Hampshire Ave. Union Auto Sales opened at 1369 Holton Lane in early 2016, selling quality used cars. Their main operation is in Washington, DC.

This article appeared in the July 2016 edition of the Takoma Park Newsletter. The Takoma Park Newsletter is available for download here.