Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

A Sneak Peek at Burtons Grill & Bar

Burtons Grill & Bar will open at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at Riverdale Park Station, but the Hyattsville Wire got a preview this past week. The Riverdale location will be the first in Maryland for the upscale chain, which has … Continue reading

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An Interview With Paint Branch Creek

Paint Branch Creek is getting ready for the big time. The local Americana band has been playing at backyard barbecues, venues like Robert Harper Books and the Old Parish House in College Park. Now, with its first CD on the … Continue reading

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Former Jey’s Auto Site Gets a Makeover

Owner Jey Edward is fixing up the former gas station at the northern corner of the Arts District. The Silver Spring business owner has long sparred with the city of Riverdale Park over the future of the site, but he … Continue reading

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An Interview With Artist Clara Cornelius

As an artist, Clara Cornelius makes — and then remakes. The designer in residence at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, the University Park resident specializes in digital collage, taking photos and making drawings that she then incorporates into fantastical panoramas. Her exhibit, … Continue reading

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Inside Mount Rainier’s Glass School

If glass-blowing intimidates you, the Route 1 corridor has another option for learning how to make art with glass. The Washington Glass School in Mount Rainier teaches classes on how to make kilncast, fused and cold worked glass sculptures and art. … Continue reading

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Momo Yakitori Moving Into Former Nido Space

A casual Japanese-style yakitori restaurant and cocktail lounge will move into the space formerly occupied by Nido in Woodridge. Momo Yakitori will feature chicken grilled on skewers over binchotan charcoal, a popular street food in Japan in small carts or casual … Continue reading

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Why Robert Harper Books Is Set to Close in 2018

Robert Harper makes good money selling books, but that hasn’t worked as well when running a physical bookstore. For four years, the retired IT professional has sold books online at Amazon and Abe Books, earning around $10,000 a month. But since … Continue reading

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Burton’s Grill in Riverdale Park to Open Jan. 22

Burton’s Grill and Bar, an upscale sit-down restaurant chain, will open Jan. 22 at Riverdale Park Station, according to developers. The Connecticut-based chain, which has 14 locations from New Hampshire to Florida, features a menu favoring standard American fare like … Continue reading

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Potomac Pizza Offers 99-Cent Pizza Deal

Potomac Pizza in College Park is offering a large cheese pizza for just 99 cents for readers of the Hyattsville Wire. The family-owned local pizza chain opened its fourth location inside the Hotel at the University of Maryland this summer and … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier Singer Building Flats Now Leasing

Apartments are now leasing in the historic Singer Building in Mount Rainier. As part of the renovations of the 1936 building located on Mount Rainier Circle in the middle part of the city, 11 residential units are being added to the … Continue reading

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