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Get Out in Front of the 2020 Spring Market!

There’s little inventory now but as you know the DC-area market typically explodes come Spring. If you intend to buy or sell (or both) in 2020, now is the perfect time to meet with an agent to ensure you have a strategy in place and don’t miss out.

Go Brent agents are full-time Realtors who have an unrivaled command of the local market. In the past three years, we’ve successfully assisted our clients to buy and sell nearly 400 homes.

We work throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties and Washington, DC; from first-time homebuyers to seasoned home sellers, we’ve got you covered. Put our expertise to work for you – contact Go Brent to schedule your free consultation.

We look forward to talking with you! 

Go Brent Agent Spotlight: Don Bunuan

Don Bunuan is a native Washingtonian and a 10-year Hyattsville resident. He spends lots of his free time shuttling kids to ballet and soccer but does love checking out local spots too. From Mt. Rainier to Hyattsville to Riverdale, here are a few of Don’s favorites!

Shortcake Bakery
Art Works Now
Maryland Meadworks

What are your go-to family-friendly spots in the area?

Arts Work Now – Fantastic non-profit featuring art classes and activities. Magruder Park – The heart of Hyattsville for families – lots of fields, city soccer league, tennis, playgrounds, baseball, and public pool.

What’s a great place to grab a bite?

Banana Blossom Bistro in Riverdale (Vietnamese) is a great recent addition with really good food. Chez Dior (homestyle Senegalese cooking) and Shagga Coffee (traditional Ethiopian), both on Route 1 in Hyattsville consistently get rave reviews for exceptional ethnic cuisine.

Local Brews/Distilleries. So many to choose from, but if you had to choose one: what’s your favorite go-to spot for a drink?

Maryland Meadworks, a very local neighborhood joint that features exceptional free music on weekends, as well as unique libations. Sangfroid Distillery, offers craft gin, brandy, and rye whiskey. And of course, Franklins!

Sangfroid Distillery
Banana Blossom Bistro
Magruder Park

What’s the best bakery in town? 

Shortcake Bakery, another locally owned Hyattsville small business, boasts fantastic baked treats.

What fun weekend activities do you enjoy? 

PG Pool – Amazing co-op pool in Mt. Rainier with non-stop summer activities, bands, social gatherings, swim team, and all-around great community pool.

Any other noteworthy places that you want to give a shout-out to? 

Town Center Market is the neighborhood social hub in Riverdale Park.  Excellent outdoor seating and the best beer and wine selection in the immediate area.

The Area’s Best Local Summer Festivals

The official start of summer is right around the corner but doesn’t mean the summer spirit hasn’t around come into full gear! We’ve put together a list of the most fun and most entertaining summer festivals and events in the area. Get out your dancing shoes, check out some art, try an array of great food and much more at these fun summer festivals. There’s a little bit of something for everyone!

Silver Spring Thursday Night Summer Concert Series

Put on your “dancing flip-flops!”  Silver Spring’s Thursday night Summer Concerts are a perfect, free night out for the whole family. You can groove to the tunes on long summer nights while your kids enjoy games and face painting.  Silver Spring’s long running and popular Thursday Night Concerts kickoff on June 20 with a mix of crowd favorites and new offerings in the Silver Spring Season.  The concert series features a raffle with free prizes for adults as well as toys and gifts for kids.   

Event Info:

When: Thursdays from 7pm-9pm // June 20 – August 8th
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place.
Cost: Free!

World Heritage Festival

Taste delicious ethnic food from Nigeria, Jamaica, Thailand, Greece and get refreshed with a scoop of ice cream or shaved ice or even a fresh smoothie!! Enjoy a cultural performance show with folk dances from Bolivia, Brazil, Egypt, Turkey and much more! You will have an array of vendors to choose from with more than 60 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and every creative item in between.

Event Info:

When: Sunday, June 23rd
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, Veterans Plaza, One Veterans Place.
Cost: Free!

K-Town Food Truck Night 

Don’t want to cook dinner? Go to Food Tuck Night in Old Town Kensington every 1st and 3rd Thursday night. Theres great food and music for the family to enjoy!

Event Info:

When: Every 1st and 3rd Thursdays May thru October from 5 – 8pm
Where: 10417-10419 Armory Ave., Kensington, MD 20895
Cost: Free!

Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair

Come out to the annual Arts and Crafts Summer Fair to see over 60 arts and crafts vendors, cultural dance performances, and food vendors.

Event Info:

When: Sunday, July 14, 2 – 8pm
Where: 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Cost: Free!

Kensington Summer Movie Nights

Kensington Fire Department puts on this great family event. Bring your kids to the park for a night viewing of classic movies, including ‘The Princes Bride’! There will also be food trucks before the movie!

Event Info:

When: Saturday, June 22 and Saturday, July 23 at 6:30pm – 10pm
Where: St. Paul Park, Kensington, MD 20895
Cost: Free!

Latin Heritage Fiesta

A celebration of Latin Heritage with amazing food, over 60 art vendors, and dance performances. It will be a big party that the family will love!

Event Info:

When: August 11, 2 – 8pm
Where: 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Cost: Free!

4th of July Parade and Fireworks

Go see Takoma Park’s 130th Independence Day Celebration! This year’s theme is Community Heroes and leading the parade will be our Grand Marshals, Takoma Park’s First Responders. This event is a great way to start your 4th of July celebrations!

Event Info:

When: Parade starts at 10am. Evening activities starts at 7pm
Where: 7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912-4939
Cost: Free!

Shorts and Sundress Summer Jam

Break out those shorts and sundresses the weather is going to be great for dancing! DJ Lineup: TMF, The Underground, DJ Cel, Handz on Radio, and Tommy Wickens aka A Plane, Cyberjamz Radio. Food and drinks will be provided by Nich’s Kitchen.

Event Info:

When: Parade starts at 10am. Evening activities starts at 7pm
Where: Polka Dot Park, 4320 Hamilton Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Cost: $8

Riverdale Park Station Summer Concert Series

Celebrate the start of Summer with the 2nd annual Summer Music Concert Series. This series will feature local artists from the DMV area every Friday from 6pm-8pm in Bear Square.

Event Info:

When: Friday evenings from 6pm-8pm
Where: Riverdale Park Station, 6621 Baltimore Avenue, Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Cost: FREE!

Yappy Hour at Republic

Grab your pup and join The Big Bad Woof for Yappy Hour at Republic! This event takes place on the last Sunday of each month through October. There will be treats and samples for the pups and tasty food and drink specials for the humans.

Event Info:

When: June 30 from 3pm – 5pm
Where: 6939 Laurel Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Cost: FREE!

Denizens Second Location is Now Open in Riverdale Park

The beloved Silver Spring brewery, Denizens Brewing Co., has branched out to Prince George’s County, opening their second location in Hyattsville’s Riverdale Park Station.

The 150-seat taproom offers not only their popular go-to brews, but an array of seasonal specials, cocktails, and wine that can fit any palate. The kitchen serves many pub-style eats from burgers and wings to steamed mussels — as well as dishes that incorporate many of their signature brews.

Denizens is located at: 4550 Van Buren St, Riverdale Park, MD 20737

Taproom Hours:
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday and Saturday: 11am – 1pm
Brunch is served 11am – 3pm every weekend.

The Area’s Best Upcoming Spring Festivals

The sun is out and the weather is letting up — which means Spring has finally sprung! We’ve put together a list of the most fun and most entertaining spring festivals and events in the area. Take your family, go on a date, even take a stroll alone! These fun festivals have something for everyone.

Monthly Art Walk Dates Set!

Tour the public artwork of Silver Spring on a Summer monthly artwork that will kick-off on Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8:00pm.  Organized by the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District, and Silver Spring Urban District, and Montgomery Planning Department, April’s tour will feature painted murals in Silver Spring. 

Festival Info:

When (and how to register):
Thursday, April 18 at 5:30PM – 8PM
Thursday, May 30 at 5:30PM – 8PM
Thursday, June 13 at 5:30PM – 8PM
Where: Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District

Takoma Egg Hunt!

Come down to Piney Branch Elementary School for an egg-tastic time with your kids. This free event has age categories for the little guys all the way up to the big kids. This event is sure to put a smile on everyone face!

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, April 20, 10:00AM
Where: Piney Branch Elementary School
Cost: FREE!

Visit website for more details

Takoma Art + Wine Hop

A full weekend of art and live performances is planned in Takoma (MD and DC) for the 11th annual Art Hop Arts Fest. The work of over 100 artists will be installed INSIDE the shops, restaurants, galleries and cafes of Takoma creating a lively arts district.

Festival Info:

Saturday, April 27 from 11:00AM-5:00PM
Sunday, April 28 from 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Where: Main Street Takoma
Cost: FREE!

Visit website for more details


Old Town Kensington celebrates International Day of the Book with this fun book festival. There will be live music, food trucks, poetry reading, a children’s stage, and of course lots of books!

Festival Info:

When: Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11am-4pm
Where: 3716 – 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington, MD 20895
Cost: FREE!

Visit website for more details

Image Via: Anniversary Festival Facebook


Come celebrate Hyattsville 133 years! There will be a parade to kick off the celebration and be sure not to miss out on the Anniversary Carnival happening the whole weekend. To top the day off there will be fireworks in the park!

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, April 27 starts at 11:00AM
Where: Magruder Park Recreation Center 3911 Hamilton St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Cost: Parade and Fireworks FREE!

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Come down to Old Town Takoma Park to listen to live music from the porches! There will be over 20 porches and 50 bands performing in the neighborhood. Come walk around, meet your neighbors, and enjoy live music.

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, May 11 from 2:00-6:00
Where: Old Town Takoma Park, on a porch near you! For exact locations and performances check out the link above.
Cost: FREE!

Visit website for more details

Image via: Pizzeia Paradiso


Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville is putting on the second annual Spring Fest! There will be pizza, a large variety of beer, games, art and music. Come ready for great food, beer and company!

Festival Info:

When:Saturday, June 8 from 12:00-5:00 PM
Address: 4800 Rhode Island Ave., Hyattsville, MD
Cost: 10-50$

Visit website for more details

Image Via: Silver Spring Blues Festival Facebook


Come down to Downtown Silver Spring for an all day block party with great music, food, vendors, and arts. This two stage music festival is great for a family day outing.

Festival Info:

When: Saturday, June 15 starting at 10:00AM
Where: 920 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Cost: FREE!

Visit Website for more details

Are these Local Hotspots on your Radar?

It’s great to see the influx of restaurants, markets, and breweries providing a variety of options for a quick bite, a happy-hour hang-out spot, or a nice dinner. If you are looking for a new place to enjoy food, drink, and friends, we’ve got you covered!

Here are a few of our favorites – local hotspots receiving rave reviews and new places we’re eagerly anticipating:

Cielo Rojo

Where: Takoma Park
Website: www.cielo-rojo.com

Cielo Rojo is a family owned fine-casual Mexican restaurant in the heart of Takoma Park, MD. David Perez & Carolina McCandless first met in 2012 at Gracias Madre, an organic vegan Mexican restaurant in San Francisco. 

El Sapo Cuban Social Club

Where: Silver Spring
Website: www.elsaporestaurant.com

El Sapo Cuban Social Club is a hip, festive, forward-thinking Cuban restaurant, and the first of its kind in the D.C. metro area: bright, open, and brimming with energy, fresh mojitos, upbeat music and bold island food.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Where: Hyattsville
Website: www.eatyourpizza.com

Chef/founder Ruth Gresser, started cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas in Dupont Circle over a quarter century ago. Founded on the spirit of laughter, Pizzeria Paradiso evokes the warmth one feels in the home of a close friend.

Silver Branch Brewing

Where: Silver Spring
Website: www.silverbranchbrewing.com

Silver Branch Brewing Company is a production brewery and taproom located in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring immediately adjacent to the Silver Spring red line metro stop.


Where: Silver Spring
Website: www.paphaitiancuisine.com

Port-au-Prince (aka “PAP”) Authentic Haitian Cuisine! Hungry for Haitian food? Enraptured by Haitian art? Now you can savor the delights of Haiti’s culinary and artisan offerings right here in the DMV (DC,MD,VA) metropolitan area.

Coming Soon!

The Girl & Vine

Where: Takoma Park
Website: www.thegirlandthevine.com

The Girl & The Vine is a market, it’s a café and deli, and it has a bar component to it as well. The Girl & The Vine is where you go for your everyday wine, or a unique bottle of something a bit more interesting

Denizens Brewing Co.

Where: Riverdale Park
Website: www.denizensbrewingco.com

The Silver Spring-based Denizens Brewing Co. recently broke ground on construction on its second location. Coming to Riverdale Park in early Spring 2019!

Hyattsville Hotspots

Been to Hyattsville lately?
The Gateway Arts District and the surrounding area offers you lots of great opportunities for food, beverages, and more! Check out Go Brent agent and local resident Don Bunuan‘s favorite local hangouts.

Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

Address: 5123 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: franklinsbrewery.com

Located in the heart of historic Hyattsville MD, Franklins is Prince Georges County’s first microbrewery, and the only combination restaurant, brewery, and toy store in the world. Franklins is a gathering place with deep roots in the Hyattsville community.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Address: 4800 Rhode Island Ave Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: eatyourpizza.com

Chef/founder Ruth Gresser, started cooking up Neapolitan-style pizzas in Dupont Circle over a quarter century ago. She planted this latest restaurant in a former florist shop. The fully renovated space has 55 seats inside plus another 18 outdoors; a folding window connects a five-seat bar posted on the patio to the interior.

Maryland Meadworks

Address: 4700 Rhode Island Ave. Suite B, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: facebook.com/marylandmeadworks

Maryland Meadwork’s crafts the highest quality, best tasting mead possible using natural processes and locally sourced ingredients. Maryland Meadworks combines ancient wisdom with modern knowledge to bring you a tantalizingly diverse selection of delicious mead.

Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Address: 4824 Rhode Island Ave. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: streetcar82brewing.com

Why did they choose Hyattsville for their brewpub? In one word – community. Community is very important to these Gallaudet University grads. After graduating, they left to start careers in different parts of the country but they returned to Hyattsville to be part of this unique community. 

Vigilante Coffee Company

Address: 4327 Gallatin St. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: vigilantecoffee.com

These local Maryland based coffee roasters source beans directly from farms all over the world and through our existing import/export relationships. Maintaining the highest standards when sourcing coffees, they seek to maintain farm direct, organic, and fair trade practices whenever possible.

Magruder Park

Address: 3911 Hamilton St. Hyattsville, MD 20781
Website: hyattsville.org

Hyattsville’s major park facility, Magruder Park. Located at 40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, the park offers 32 acres of fun.

Town Center Market

Address: 4705 Queensbury Rd. Riverdale Park, MD 20737
Website: towncentermarket.net

Whether enjoying a cold one on the patio or picking up staple groceries, you’ll love shopping at Town Center Market. After a century on Riverdale Road, the new Town Center Market (formerly known as Dumm’s Corner Market) opened in this new, ultra-modern location.

The area continues to grow with more businesses, including a new branch of Silver Spring’s own Denizens Brewery coming to Riverdale Park.

Go Brent Welcomes Don Bunuan

Go Brent is expanding once again! We are excited to welcome Don Bunuan to the team. Don is a realtor licensed in Maryland and DC.

“A successful full-time realtor, Don works with both buyers and sellers. Don is best known for his honesty, integrity, attentive service, and ability to effectively communicate with clients. A lifetime DC-area resident, Don focuses his business efforts on the Hyattsville area as well as the Route 1 corridor. Prior to starting his real estate career, Don worked as both a high school teacher and managing grants and contracts for the Department of Education. Don’s excellent communication and negotiation abilities, along with his experience writing contracts, serve him well as he helps clients navigate the process of buying or selling a home.”

To learn more about Don, visit his team profile.

As a dynamic real estate team, Go Brent looks for full-time agents who are dedicated to providing our clients with excellent customer service. If you are a real estate agent licensed in Maryland and/or Washington, D.C. and are interested in learning more about our team, please contact us: liz@gobrent.co.