Post-Holiday Local Shopping Guide Directory

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Support Takoma Park and Takoma DC’s local businesses. It’s green, it helps the community, and it‘s FUN!

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Amano

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Women’s apparel, “comfort” footwear, jewelry and accessories for work or casual wear.

Supportive, stylish shoes and boots include Merrell, Clarks, Taos, Born, and Keen brands.

Seasonal items: sweaters, wool jackets, scarves, and boots. Gloves, hats and socks appropriate for men as well.

Gift cards can be purchased for any amount and used at any time. Sign up for Amano’s discount emails and sale notices on their website or friend them on Facebook

7034 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park
Hours/Days: Mon-Fri. 11-7, Sat-11-6, Sunday-11-5
Contact: 301-270-1140, amanoinc@gmail.com
Website: amanotakoma.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/amano.takomapark

Owned since 1997 by Jeffrey and Veronica McCandless,

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Artful Framing & Gallery

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Custom framing and art gallery.

Wide variety of fine framing materials from major frame designers like Roma Moulding and Larson Juhl. Knowledgeable staff helps preserve your artwork, create an exquisite frame, and meet your style and budget.  “Creative Design with Quality Service”

Featured: paintings by Dilip Sheth. His paintings and prints are colorful and unique, great to warm up your home or business.

Special holiday wares: 30% off of limited edition giclees by Dilip Sheth. Sales upcoming: Winter Sale 20% off.

Sales: Ongoing – check the website. www.artfulframing.com

7050 Carroll Ave. Takoma Park, MD
Hours/Days: Mon – Fri 11am to 7pm, Sat 11am to 6pm, Sun 12pm to 4pm
Contact:301 270 2427,  info@artfulframing.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArtfulFraming Website www.artfulframing.com

Owner Dilip Sheth established the shop in 1995

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The Covered Wagon

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Most of this shop’s wares (99% of them) are Turkish, and a vast majority are hand-crafted.

The exceptions are their hugely-popular paper stars from India, their thuya wood boxes from Morocco, and a selection of fine rugs from  Western Asia. Their Turkish wares include home decor items such as: mosaic lamps/chandeliers, kilim rugs, painted ceramic plates/bowls/wall hangings, evil eye protectors, pillowcases, etc..

They also have jewelry, copper, bronze, zamak necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. In addition, they have clothing accessories- suzani boots, pashmina scarves, kilim bags/wallets/shoes.

Covered Market is located at 7000-D Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm
Contact: 301-270-1219,info@thecoveredmarket.com
URL: www.thecoveredmarket.com
Facebook=www.facebook.com/pages/The-Covered-Market/324617149824

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House of Musical Traditions

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Musical instruments with a focus on acoustic/folk/world instruments, accessories, repairs, rentals, lessons & workshops, mail orders, tinwhistles, flutes, accordions

Guitars for any budget, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, fiddles, harps, hand drums & percussion from all over the world, microphones & pro audio, instructional books, and more. New, used and vintage selection. Mail order.

Featured: locally made guitars, banjos, ukuleles, didgeridoos, guitar straps & ukulele bags. Buy-trade-consign (get rid of old instruments or trade up!). Expert repairs from our network of local luthiers & repair technicians.

Special holiday wares: Free bellydance hip scarf/coin belt with $50+ purchase. Closeouts – local artist CDs. Gift cards in any amount. Musical stocking stuffers as low as $1. Can ship in time for Christmas!

7010 Westmoreland Ave. Takoma Park MD.

Hours: 11-5 Sunday & Monday, 11-7 Tuesday – Saturday. Holiday extended hours from Dec 14-23.

Contact: 301-270-9090, hmtmail@hmtrad.com

Website: hmtrad.com
Facebook: facebook.com
Twitter: twitter.com/hmtrad
Youtube: www.youtube.com/musicaltraditions

This internationally-renown store was established in 1972 by owner David Eisner

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Fair Day’s Play

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Post-Holiday Sale: LEGO in the shop until mid-January, is 10% off. New LEGO 2014 will be in by end of January.

Toys and more: educational games, fair-trade sports balls, shin-guards, hula-hoops, jump-ropes, kits, puzzles, family games, cooperative games, science kits, LEGO products, children’s books, card games, marbles, jacks, yo-yos, arts and crafts, dice, Magic The Gathering cards, “green” toys, Japanese interlocking toys, brain-teasing logic games, infants’ clutching-toys, Japanese erasers, Tangle “fidget-toys,” animal figurines, and more.

Seasonal items: Peruvian sweaters, hats, and gloves, ornaments made in Peru, and Vermont. New children’s books, stuffed animals, wooden toys, and doll houses.

The store can take orders as well. Allow 1-2 days to deliver.

7050 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Hours: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, every day.
Contact: 301-270-4999
Website: www.mainstreettakoma.org/fairdaysplay.

Established April 1, 2008, owned by Lisa Ripken assisted by 10-year-old son Eli Ripkin.

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Ace Hardware

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Ace Hardware sells hardware, housewares, and live plants. Ace’s outdoor garden center is one of their most popular departments.

Holiday-season wares include: live trees, wreaths, holiday lighting and lighting storage systems, ornaments, pet gifts, wrapping paper, tree stands, artificial trees, live poinsettias, Santa hats, and hanging basket decorations. The store sells some toys.

Winter-season wares include cold-weather wear: gloves, hats, etc. snow shovels, ice-melt, firewood, and outdoor fire pits.

Ace has a clearance sale on Weber grills, and is having a post-holiday sale.

The hardware store opened in July 2010, owned by Gina Schaefer.

7001 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Hours: M-Sa: 8 am-8 pm, Su: 9 am-6 pm
Contact: 240-839-5170
website: www.acehardwaredc.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/oldtakomaacehardware

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Takoma Bicycle

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Bicycle sales and service:  Giant brand bicycles (sale on last year’s models). Just named one of America’s Best Bike Shops, 2013 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association

Bike seats, helmets, lights, bells, locks, pumps, gloves, biking apparel,  reflectors, pant-leg clips, maps, inner tubes, repair kits, etc.

Holiday specials: helmets, locks, pumps, lights and apparel.

Service as well as sales.

Gift cards are available in any dollar amount.

7030 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD
Takoma Bicycle hours: M-F 10-8, Sat. & Sun. 10-4
Contact:  301-270-0202, bruce@takomabicycle.com
Website: www.takomabicycle.com

Facebook: Facebook.com/takoma.bicycle

Owner Bruce Sawtelle opened the shop in April  2010.

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S&A Beads

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They feature all the materials needed for crafting beaded jewelry, ancient and antique beads, semi-precious and precious stones, and a selection of charms and bracelets. The shop also offers jewelry repair, jewelry design consultation, jewelry business consultation, custom made jewelry and beading classes. S&A also sells finished jewelry.

S&A Beads will have an after-holiday sale.

6929 Laurel Ave. Takoma Park, MD
Hours: Mon-Fri 11am – 7pm, Sat 11am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 5 pm.
Website: wwww.beadstore.com
FB: www.facebook.com/Sandabeads
Instagram: www.instagram.com/s_and_a_beads
Pininterest: www.pinterest.com/sabeads/beadstore-com/

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Takoma Old Town Gallery and ArtSpring

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Two shops sharing the same doorway and connected rooms.

Takoma Old Town has antique furniture, photographs, ceramics and art. Their stock changes constantly, but they recently had a doll house), Mission-style furniture, a Fender Stratocaster guitar, old books, glassware, cabinets, stain-glass windows, framed photographs, quaint wooden crates, and a Tiffany-style desk-lamp.

Takoma Old Town Gallery

7002 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD.20912
Hours: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, but not every day.
Tel: 301-270-2341

https://www.facebook.com/takomaoldtowngallery

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ArtSpring is a volunteer-run arts-and-crafts store. They feature unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-made items: jewelry, pottery, scarves, knits, painted furniture, purses and bags, and children’s items.

Proceeds go to support the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, a non-profit. ArtSpring was founded to provide a place for local artists to sell their work and to support the arts center. It was established in 2008 by Chris Derderian.

ArtSpring

7002 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912.
Hours:  volunteer staffed… open most days – sometimes closed on Tuesdays
Phone/email:  301-495-3425, info@artspringsilverspring.com
URL/FB/etc.:  www.artspringsilverspring.com, Facebook – ArtSpring

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