Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

Why Prince George’s County’s Banned Styrofoam

Here’s a fun Earth Day tidbit: Prince George’s County banned styrofoam last year. Since July 1, the use of polystyrene packaging (known as “packing peanuts”), cups and takeout containers has been prohibited in the county. The county was at the forefront of … Continue reading

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State-Chartered Bank Comes to Riverdale Park

If you’re not happy with your bank, you’ll have another option soon. Old Line Bank, a state-chartered bank with 21 branches around Maryland, is coming to Riverdale Park Station. Given that large national banks score about as well as health … Continue reading

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How the University of Maryland Is Driving Development

The University of Maryland has become a prime mover in the Route 1 renaissance. In the past few years, the administration has become focused on turning College Park into one of the nation’s premier college towns with new high-end student housing, a $115 million … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Library Moves to Temporary Location

The Hyattsville public library has moved to a temporary location ahead of its demolition. The temporary library is located at 6502 America Boulevard, in a first-floor space across from Bonchon at University Town Center. Construction is set to begin this … Continue reading

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University Park Gets Ready for Bike Rentals

University Park is getting ready for its own mBike rentals. The town has started prep-work on two bike rental stations, one on Queens Chapel Road near Town Hall and the other at the intersection of College Heights Drive and Wells Parkway. … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Station Preserves History

At the entrance of the new Whole Foods is a circular brick structure that surrounds some interesting local history. The brick itself is new. It serves as a protective veneer to an important archeological site: one of only three remaining 19th … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Draws Attention to Route 1

The new Whole Foods has already had an effect on Route 1. The opening of the grocery store chain at Riverdale Park Station has received a ton of attention from Washington-area media. The Washington Post wrote more than one story. Business-oriented publications like … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Headed to Route 1

By next year, you’ll be able to rent a bike and take it from Riverdale Park to Mount Rainier—or even all the way into D.C. The popular bike-sharing program Capital Bikeshare will install stations on a stretch of Route 1 by … Continue reading

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Electric Car Chargers Available at Whole Foods

Good news for electric car owners: The new Whole Foods has charging stations. That’s not surprising for the grocery chain, one of a number of businesses that offers the service to build its green cred with customers. But it’s a good … Continue reading

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Apartments Proposed for College Park Metro

The College Park Metro station could get apartments and shops soon. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is seeking public comments on a proposal for two buildings with 430 apartments and ground-floor retail on the site of a five-acre parking lot. … Continue reading

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