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Franklins: One of D.C.’s ‘Underrated’

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is well-known around Hyattsville, but the Washington Post recently listed its upstairs taproom among 11 of the D.C. area’s most underrated bars. For his story, critic Fritz Hahn decided to revisit “highly enjoyable bars” … Continue reading

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Franklins Expanding to College Park

A new four-star hotel in College Park will feature a restaurant from Mike Franklin, owner of Franklins in downtown Hyattsville. The $115 million hotel development is being built by Southern Management, but the real mastermind is the University of Maryland, which hopes … Continue reading

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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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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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Franklin’s Now Bottles Its Beer

You can now get Franklin’s beer in a bottle. While you’ve long been able to buy other breweries’ beer from the general store or get a growler of Franklin’s own to take home, you couldn’t get it in a bottle. That’s changed, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Franklin’s Beer in a Bottle?

You might soon be able to get Franklin’s beer in a bottle. A bill passed by the Maryland legislature which awaits Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature would allow microbreweries such as the Hyattsville institution to bottle and sell their own beer, according to … Continue reading

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Vigilante Coffee Coming to Hyattsville

Local roasters Vigilante Coffee are coming to historic downtown Hyattsville. The coffee company, which started in owner Christopher Vigilante’s basement on H Street, is moving its roasting equipment and opening a small coffee shop in the old Model T dealership on … Continue reading

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Is Founding Farmers Coming to Riverdale Park?

The Hyattsville Wire heard from a local Realtor who heard from a Prince George’s County government official that Founding Farmers is also looking into opening up a location at the upcoming Whole Foods Market in Riverdale Park. Apparently, like the possible Apple retail … Continue reading

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An Interview with Beth Hess

Beth Hess is a regular at the D.C. GlassWorks studio in Edmonston. The “crafter-in-chief” at Wunder Around, the College Park resident talked with the Hyattsville Wire by email about how she got started in glass. How did you get into … Continue reading

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Express: Hyattsville is Charming, Affordable

D.C. commuters saw some nice words about Hyattsville Wednesday. A two-page spread in the “Hot Hoods” section of the Washington Post-produced Express commuter paper highlighted the Arts District, the local arts and restaurant scenes and the coming Whole Foods Market. Metro … Continue reading

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