Three snips in one day

Still Point’s new digs at 8 Grant Avenue. From left to right: OTBA director Laura Barclay, Ward 1 councilmember Peter Kovar, Mayor Kate Stewart, Still Point founder Tori Paide and Ward 4 councilmember Terry Seamens.

BY BILL BROWN

Takoma Park mayor Kate Stewart cut her first ribbons last Saturday, Dec. 12. In rapid succession she symbolically opened three businesses in Takoma Old Town and Takoma Junction. It was the first time the recently elected mayor was called on to wield the giant scissors.

Stewart was joined by councilmember Terry Seamens and his wife Joyce, councilmember Peter Kovar, and Old Takoma Business Association director Laura Barclay at all three ceremonies.

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At 1 Columbia Ave. Long and Foster staff line up on the front porch: Dan Metcalf, Stacey Styslinger, Meg Finn, Alice McKenna and Gail Chisholm.

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Mayor Kate Stewart’s first slice of the day.

The first two businesses seemed to be playing a form of musical chairs with storefronts. Long and Foster Realtors has moved into the space formerly occupied by health spa Still Point, which has moved to a new location a few blocks away.

Long and Foster’s new offices are at the corner of Carroll and Columbia Avenues in Old Takoma, 1 Columbia Ave.. Still Point’s new location is 6 Grant Ave. in Takoma Junction.

The third business, Bikram Hot Yoga, 7324 Carroll Ave., just around the corner from Still Point, has been there for a few years, but has opened under new management.

At Bikram Hot Yoga, 7324 Carroll Ave., from left to right: Official ribbon-holder Marin Barclay, councilmember Terry Seamens, Bikram co-owner Dr. Omekongo Dibinga, Mayor Kate Stewart, OTBA director Laura Barclay and Official Ribbon-holder Kate Barclay.

At Bikram Hot Yoga, 7324 Carroll Ave., from left to right: Official ribbon-holder Marin Barclay, councilmember Terry Seamens, Bikram co-owner Dr. Omekongo Dibinga, Mayor Kate Stewart, OTBA director Laura Barclay and Official Ribbon-holder Kate Barclay.

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Bill Brown
Bill Brown moved to Takoma Park in 1982. He has been involved in journalism in one way or another since he co-published an underground high-school newspaper in the late 1960s.