Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

Town Center Market in Riverdale Park to Expand

  Town Center Market in the heart of Riverdale Park started as a corner store and turned into a destination. Now it’s expanding it’s outdoor seating area to accommodate an even larger crowd. The Spiropoulos family bought the building in 1988 along … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Named Top D.C. Suburb in 1903

With all the new development along Route 1, the area has gained a reputation as a top D.C. suburb. But it’s not the first time. The Hyattsville Wire came across an interesting news clip from the Washington Times’ May 3, … Continue reading

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See the Future of the College Park Metro Station

The College Park Metro station will be unrecognizable in a few years. The Prince George’s County planning board has approved preliminary plans for an apartment and retail building just south of the Metro stop on River Road. Gilbane Development, which … Continue reading

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The Ercoupe Flies Again at Riverdale Park

Route 1’s most famous airplane is flying again at Riverdale Park Station. The ERCO Ercoupe was manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation in Riverdale. Designed to be “the airplane that anyone could fly” and “the world’s safest plane,” it was … Continue reading

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Why College Park’s Metro Stop Isn’t On Campus

The College Park Metro station is in a pretty awkward spot, when you think about it. Located at the intersection of Campus Drive and River Road, the commuter rail station is surrounded by underutilized industrial space and a tiny airport … Continue reading

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ECO City Farms Offers Winter Produce CSA

ECO City Farms is still offering sign-ups for its winter CSA through Thursday. With urban farms in Edmonston, and Bladensburg, the community-supported agriculture program grows vegetables without chemical fertilizers, chemical-based or non-organic treatments, herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. All produce is Certified … Continue reading

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Inside the New MOD Pizza in Riverdale Park

MOD Pizza will have a soft launch Thursday in Riverdale Park. Located in Riverdale Park Station near the Whole Foods, the fast-casual pizza chain will raise money for two causes on its first days in operation. On Thursday, 50 percent … Continue reading

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The Route 1 Corridor Puts a Bird on It

Everywhere you look on Route 1, there are birds. In the Woodridge neighborhood of D.C. along Rhode Island Avenue just south of Mount Rainier, there’s Nido, a Mediterranean small-plate restaurant named for the word for “nest” in Italian and Spanish, … Continue reading

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Why the Mall at Prince Georges Just Got Cooler

The Mall at Prince Georges turned even cooler overnight. As part of the ongoing $30 million renovation, the front of the mall facing East-West Highway now includes tasteful white exterior accent lighting and decorative horizontal color-changing LED lights. The lights add a … Continue reading

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Studio 3807 Commissions $200,000 Worth of Art

A new apartment complex scheduled to open next spring in Brentwood is getting serious about art. The developers of Studio 3807, a mixed-use building kitty-cornered from the volunteer fire department on Rhode Island Avenue, have commissioned $200,000 worth of art for permanent public … Continue reading

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