Tidewater Times October 2019

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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