Giving Trappe a New Look by Michael Valliant
The town of Trappe is coming up in the world. If you haven’t driven through downtown in a while, you’ll do a double-take. With one new restaurant open ~ The Coffee Trappe ~ and another opening its doors during the month of September ~ Momma Maria’s ~ Habitat for Humanity Choptank anchoring its headquarters there ~ and Salon Inspire expanding, activity continues to pick up.
For Tom Mitchell, it’s been a 20-year process of learning, watching and assessing. Mitchell owns a number of buildings in the downtown area, including The Coffee Trappe and Momma Maria’s. “My interest in Trappe started 20 years ago when we bought a farm on Chancellor Point Road,” Mitchell said. “I have been watching the town ever since and have seen restaurants and businesses
Momma Maria’s in downtown Trappe. 49
Tidewater Times October 2019