Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

College Park Pioneers Amazon’s Latest Idea

College Park is one of 19 places around the country testing Amazon’s latest retail concept. Located in Terrapin Row off Guilford Drive, Amazon @ College Park doesn’t sell anything. Instead, you shop online and pick up your packages in the store. If you … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Paradiso to Open in Hyattsville in June

Pizzeria Paradiso is slated to open in Hyattsville in mid-to-late-June. The Neopolitan-influenced pizzeria will join the nonprofit Art Works Now at its new location in the Marche Florist building on Route 1. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant will be the fourth location for the pizza chain, which started in Dupont … Continue reading

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Spotted at the Historic Hyattsville House Tour

The Historic Hyattsville House Tour was even more charming this year. This afternoon at a house on Farragut Street on the route of the tour of historic homes, three men played folk music on the porch. Ralph Dubayah of University Park played the … Continue reading

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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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Why Pollo Campero Chose Hyattsville

Guatemalan chicken chain Pollo Campero opened a restaurant in Hyattsville earlier this year as part of a major effort to expand in the United States. The Dallas-based chain, which also operates in several Central American countries, is considered the world’s largest Latin … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Rt. 1 Communities Promote Tolerance With Signs

The national election was almost six months ago, but political lawn signs are still going strong in Hyattsville and other Route 1 communities like University Park. In the months since the presidential election, signs have popped up all over the … Continue reading

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University Park Celebrates Its Trees

On Friday, the town of University Park and the University Park Elementary School celebrated Arbor Day by planting an American beech tree on school grounds next to the town park. Students took part in planting the tree, the 13th planted in the town to commemorate … Continue reading

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Meet Hyattsville’s Honey Bee Farm

Hyattsville is home to a craft brewer, a coffee roaster and it even has its own apiary: The Hope Honey Farm. Beyond producing honey, the farm makes soaps and lip balm, some of which you can buy at the new Whole Foods at Riverdale Park Station, Brentwood … Continue reading

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University Park Mayor on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Tune in today, April 12, to The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:00-12:30 p.m., to hear University Park Mayor Len Carey talk about Riverdale Park Station and the new “Whole Foods Effect.”

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