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The Hyattsville Saucer’s New Home

No one knows exactly where the saucer will land, but it’ll have a home. The funky saucer canopy at the Hyattsville Public Library has been spared and plans drawn up by an architectural firm for the county show it relocated and … Continue reading

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The Saucer is Saved, But Not the Library

It looks like the saucer will be saved, but the library behind it will not be. According to an article in the Gazette, the architects in charge of designing a new public library in Hyattsville will keep the iconic entryway. But, … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Has a Cameo in Political Ad

An ad for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown highlights Hyattsville. The 30-second TV ad, called “Not About the Numbers,” begins with a shot of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor before showing the front of Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, though it … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Paradiso Delay Could Be Resolved Soon

A bureaucratic tangle over the Pizzeria Paradiso in Hyattsville could be resolved soon. The owners of ArtWorks and the popular Washington eatery have been in a dispute with the Prince George’s Historic Preservation Commission over designating the dilapidated  Marche Florist … Continue reading

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Will the Saucer Be Saved?

Will the saucer at the Hyattsville Public Library be saved? We’ll soon hear what 10 architecture firms think should be done. Prince George’s County is asking architects on contract to put together concept designs for the library, according to the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Silent Movie Theater

One of the first modern movie theaters in the Washington suburbs was in Hyattsville, and the exterior of the building is still around. Businessman Sidney Lust, a partner of the actual Warner brothers, moved to the D.C. area in the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Makes Use of Historic Tax Credits

Property owners in Hyattsville have received more than a half million dollars in state tax credits for rehabilitating historic buildings. Since 1999, the Maryland Historic Trust has granted $552,471 in tax credits to property owners rehabilitating historic structures in Hyattsville, … Continue reading

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National Attention for the Saucer Campaign

Save our Saucer has gone big time. The campaign to save the saucer structure outside the Hyattsville public library was featured on the blog of the National Trust for Historic Preservation today. The post notes that the saucer is a … Continue reading

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What Will Happen to the WSSC Building?

The key to the future of a major commercial property in the Historic District lies in its zoning. Now listed for sale, the former home of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission could be renovated for apartments and condos or even … Continue reading

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Art Works Vows to Try Again

Art Works will try again for a permit to renovate the dilapidated Marche Florist building on Route 1. The nonprofit children’s art studio, currently located in Mount Rainier, had put its plans on hold following a December decision that the … Continue reading

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