And some residents feel Takoma Park needs to lighten up a bit when it comes to corporate chains. Abby Alcott, a 16-year resident, said she tries to support local merchants. But there is one big name she would welcome.
"Frankly, I'd like to have a Starbucks," she said. "I love Starbucks."It would appear that the same vandals also targeted stores in Four Corners and downtown Silver Spring, but those places probably make for less interesting national stories.