Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

Meet Hyattsville’s Honey Bee Farm

Hyattsville is home to a craft brewer, a coffee roaster and it even has its own apiary: The Hope Honey Farm. Beyond producing honey, the farm makes soaps and lip balm, some of which you can buy at the new Whole Foods at Riverdale Park Station, Brentwood … Continue reading

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University Park Mayor on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Tune in today, April 12, to The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:00-12:30 p.m., to hear University Park Mayor Len Carey talk about Riverdale Park Station and the new “Whole Foods Effect.” Related Posts:State-Chartered Bank Comes to Riverdale ParkUniversity Park Gets … Continue reading

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Inside the New Whole Foods

The new Whole Foods at Riverdale Park Station is opening Wednesday, but the Hyattsville Wire got a sneak peek. The 40,000-square-foot market has 13 specialty departments including a coffee and espresso bar and a Whole Body section, and has six varieties … Continue reading

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Cool Off at Riverdale Park Station

There are lots of ways to cool off at Riverdale Park Station as the temperatures go up whether you’re grabbing a beer, or an iced coffee, or playing in this cool fountain in Village Square right across from Starbucks. Forget the Yards Park. The kids can play … Continue reading

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The View From the New Starbucks

The new Starbucks at Riverdale Park Station, located next to Prince George’s County’s first Whole Foods, which officially opens up later this week, offers area coffee-lovers a new refuge from the hustle and bustle of life in D.C. metro area. The interior has … Continue reading

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Vigilante Coffee to Expand to College Park

Move over Starbucks. One of the D.C. area’s hottest coffeeshops is coming to College Park. Vigilante Coffee has one location in downtown Hyattsville and is planning on expanding later this year to nearby College Park, home of the University of Maryland. … Continue reading

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“Cheap Eats” Recognizes Route 1

Three Hyattsville restaurants made the annual influential Washingtonian “Cheap Eats” list. Cafe Azul-Caracas de Ayer, which serves authentic Venezuelan food; Spice 6, a Chipotle-style Indian restaurant; and Shagga Coffee & Restaurant, which serves Ethiopian food, all made the Washingtonian‘s list … Continue reading

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Spotted in University Park

Here’s something you might have walked past without realizing it. The Hyattsville Wire spotted a mounting block on Pineway in University Park which is a set of stairs to get on and off a horse more easily and was typically … Continue reading

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H&M is Coming to Hyattsville

Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT) recently announced H&M has signed a lease at the Mall at Prince Georges, which is scheduled to undergo a $25 million renovation to include new retail, restaurants and entertainment, according to an article in … Continue reading

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24-Hour Safeway Opens at University Town Center

The new 24-hour Safeway grocery store opened up earlier this month at University Town Center in Hyattsville, giving residents yet another option. The new 54,000-square-foot center is one of Safeway’s “lifestyle” stores and features a Starbucks coffee bar, a deli and … Continue reading

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