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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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Washingtonian Names Hyattsville “Hot” Neighborhood

Hyattsville has been named to another list for up-and-coming neighborhoods. The Washingtonian selected the city as one of the “five hottest neighborhoods” in the Washington region, noting its diversity, affordable real estate and funky historic downtown. Hyattsville’s quaint Cape Cods, … Continue reading

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Hyatt House Hotel Joins Cafritz Project

The Riverdale Park Station will not only include Prince George’s County’s first Whole Foods Market, but a Hyatt House hotel as well, complete with a swimming pool and green roof, according to a recent announcement by Calvin Cafritz Enterprises. The … Continue reading

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Nando’s is Coming to College Park

Nando’s Peri-Peri is coming to College Park. According to a recent write-up in the Washington Business Journal, College Park’s Ratsie’s pizza parlor is scheduled to close this September after serving University of Maryland students for 25 years. Nando’s, a restaurant … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s New BonChon Now Open

Over the weekend the Hyattsville Wire tried out the new BonChon Korean fried chicken restaurant at University Town Center, which had its grand opening last week. While we didn’t have time to try their signature fried chicken dish (about a … Continue reading

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Vigilante’s Clever Sidewalk Advertising

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