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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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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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BonChon Hyattsville is Hiring

The Hyattsville BonChon Chicken is getting closer to reality. A flier posted on the door of the location next to Regal Cinemas at University Town Center said that the South Korean fried chicken restaurant is hiring servers, bartenders and order takers. Although the … Continue reading

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BonChon Coming to University Town Center

BonChon Chicken is coming to University Town Center. The South Korean fried chicken restaurant chain, which has six locations in Virginia and two in Maryland, will take over the space being vacated by Hank’s Tavern and Eats, according to the Hyattsville … Continue reading

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Hank’s Tavern to Close This Month

Hank’s Tavern and Eats at University Town Center will close on April 20. The restaurant, which serves standard American fare, has had a loyal customer base since it opened in 2008. Backed by Washington celebrity chef Geoff Tracy, who has since … Continue reading

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Two More Tenants for University Town Center

University Town Center is getting two more tenants: a pet store and a salon. The developers behind the new Safeway being built along East-West Highway have also lined up Unleashed, a smaller neighborhood store that the Petco chain has been … Continue reading

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University Town Center Needs Skateboarders

Skateboarders are not welcome at University Town Center. But they should be. The Hyattsville Wire noticed this sign recently at the housing-and-retail development near Prince George’s Plaza. We think it’s self-defeating. As the sport’s fans often say, “skateboarding is not … Continue reading

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D.C. Architecture Firm Redesigns Route 1

A Washington, D.C.-based architecture firm is behind three major projects in Hyattsville and College Park. MV+A Architects is working on two mixed-use development projects on Route 1 alone: College Park Place and the Cafritz property at Riverdale Park. The planned College Park Place … Continue reading

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All the Free Wi-Fi Networks in Hyattsville

Chain stores and restaurants provide most of the free Wi-Fi networks in Hyattsville. A survey by the Hyattsville Wire of local public Internet hotspots found that most of them are provided by national chains, especially around Prince George’s Plaza. That … Continue reading

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A Half-Mile from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro

There’s a rule of thumb that people won’t walk more than a half mile to a transit station. It’s a handy way to gauge how many people might live or work in the area around a given stop, so we … Continue reading

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