Published on: Thursday, June 11, 2020 News

COVID-19 Response – Reopening Phase 1: Laurel Avenue Closure


Everyone is Invited! The Community Patio and the Takoma Streetery on Laurel Avenue will be open tomorrow, Friday, June 12, with outside seating available. Please make note that all social distancing and mask requirements are in effect.

It’s supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow, get outside and enjoy!

Here is some information on the Laurel Avenue Closure!


Laurel Avenue Lane Closure Begins June 12
In support of Takoma Park’s small businesses and needed steps toward re-opening, the City Council authorized the closure of the northbound side of Laurel Avenue for outdoor seating, sales, and customer pick-up.  Beginning June 12, the side of Laurel Avenue where the businesses are located will be closed to allow for outdoor dining and enjoyment, curbside pickup and other public uses to assist Takoma Park’s businesses, employees, and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barriers and signage will be installed to announce the lane closure and detour around the church.


  • For larger views of Laurel Avenue Map
  • The handicap parking space will be relocated across Laurel, on the southbound side
  • The Takoma Park Post Office will not be impacted by the Laurel Avenue street closure. Hours and parking remain the same.
  • The businesses will begin using the outdoor space in order to re-open the restaurants, as permitted by the reduction of State and County restrictions, beginning on Friday, June 12, 2020.

The City has developed a new webpage to address the use of public space for these purposes, with the opportunity for the public to give feedback: