Takoma/Langley Crossroads

Development Authority, Inc.

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2016 FOOD FOCUS

The CDA is promoting its specialty food markets to area cooks in 2016 to broaden awareness of the authentic ingredients available in the Crossroads from Asia, India, Afro-Caribbean, Middle East, and Europe. Large ads are carried on 30 UMD shuttlebuses, visible to thousands of international students, faculty and staff. A February mailer to 10,000 area households advertised the Crossroads specialty markets and authentic ingredients. In March, ads promoting CDA specialty food markets were displayed in 13 Clear Channel bus shelters, where they'll remain for the next three months.


June 18​ Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup

Volunteer to "Keep Takoma Park Clean and Green" by picking up trash and recyclables along a one-mile section of New Hampshire Avenue between University Blvd & East-West Highway on June 18 from 8:30-10:00am. Gloves, neon vests and trash bags will be provided, and refreshments. Cleanup starts at 6900 NH Ave at 8:30am.


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Welcome to the Takoma/Langley Crossroads!

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Eat

The international flavor of the Crossroads' offers Pupusas, Chinese, South Asian, Salvadoran, Pizza, Subs, Roasted Chicken (Pollo), American Diner, Frozen Yogurt and Coffee.

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Events

Plans are underway for a Summer Concert Series, October Diwali Festival, and Small Business Saturday celebration in late November. Buy locally and discover the treasures in your own backyard.

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News

What's going on in the Takoma/Langley Crossroads? Catch the E-Newsletter every Friday with business news, photos, events, calendar, marketing opportunities and more.

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The Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority, Inc. (CDA) is a unique 501(c)(6) Takoma Park business association organized in 1987 to market and promote the Takoma/Langley Commercial Management District, provide security, maintenance and amenities in the diverse, international Takoma/Langley Crossroads commercial area at the border of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. The CDA is located in the City of Takoma Park, in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The Takoma/Langley Crossroads takes its name from the major intersection of state highways at its core, New Hampshire Avenue (MD650) and University Boulevard (MD193).  It grew into a regional shopping destination in the 1950s and 1960s, with large shopping centers on each corner and several office buildings. Today, the Crossroads has an array of independent and chain businesses, along with professionals, that serve local residents as well as customers from throughout the region who seek international goods and services.  A number of stores carry products sought by African immigrants such as Halal meat (Halal Meat & Grocery), root vegetables and greens (Red Apple Farmers Market), fabrics, music, and films (Patrick International), herbs, and more.  Other stores carry West Indian products such as The Caribbean Market, or serve Caribbean food (Carribean Palace).  Business owners and professionals in the Crossroads represent dozens of nations including Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Chile, Guyana, Nigeria, Antigua, Ecuador, Israel, El Salvador, China, Viet Nam, Guatemala, Korea, India, Ethiopia, and beyond. Get a preview of the Crossroads here

Half of the Crossroads lies in Langley Park (Hyattsville) in Prince George’s County.  The other half lies in Takoma Park, represented by the CDA, businesses and properties in the City's largest commercial center with over 350,000 square feet of retail, office and professional space.  Takoma Park is deeply committed to economic development in the Crossroads, and encouraging a mix of businesses and services that serve all of its residents.  The new Takoma/Langley Crossroads Transit Center will open in late 2016 providing a safe sheltered bus station for commuters with public restrooms shown on the photo (top right).  A future Purple Line station will be located in the middle of University Boulevard next to the Transit Center, connecting the Crossroads to New Carrollton and Bethesda, in addition to four Metrorail stations.