Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

Riverdale Park’s Bikram Yoga Adds Coworking

Riverdale Park’s Bikram Yoga studio has joined a coworking startup in D.C. that allows users to work and workout for the same price. The brainchild of Rockville entrepreneur Sarah Hostyk, WorkStrive offers a marketplace where freelancers and remote workers can … Continue reading

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Greenbelt’s Role in the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

When Neil Armstrong landed on the moon 50 years ago this week, he was talking to Houston, but his words were sent to Greenbelt first. During the Apollo 11 mission, the Goddard Space Flight Center was the main control center … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became an Authentic Taco Haven

In recent years, the Route 1 corridor has become home to a thriving taco scene. A number of locally owned Mexican taquerias have opened from the outskirts of Langley Park east to Riverdale Park and south to Edmonston, several of … Continue reading

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The East Coast Greenway’s Route 1 Connections

A bike trail that will eventually run from Maine to Florida goes right through the Route 1 corridor on its way to Washington, D.C. Organizers of the East Coast Greenway aim to connect 3,000 miles of walking and biking routes … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s WSSC Demolition Starts This Week

The Washington Suburban Sanitation Commission building in Hyattsville’s historic district will be demolished beginning this week. Contractors with Werrlein Properties, which plans to build row homes and a handful of traditional single-family homes on the site, will begin pulling the … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park MARC Station Gets New Name

Riverdale Park has big hopes for its town center, and for good reason. In recent months, the town has renovated a historic clock, spruced up a traffic signal box, installed artsy bike racks and renamed the MARC commuter train stop … Continue reading

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You Can Now Taste Christian Heurich’s Beer

In the early 1900s, Christian Heurich’s beer was so popular that it made him the largest employer in D.C. outside of the federal government for a while. But until recently, you couldn’t taste it. A 1938 fire burned up much … Continue reading

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Four Route 1 Eateries Make ‘Best Casual’ List

Four restaurants along the Route 1 corridor made a list of “best casual” eateries, once again showing how the area has become a foodie haven. In a wide-ranging list of the 25 best mom-and-pop restaurants in the greater D.C. area … Continue reading

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Woodridge’s New Organic Restaurant Now Open

The Route 1 corridor has another option for healthy organic eating. Provost, which opened last week at 2129 Rhode Island Ave. in Woodridge not far from Momo Yakitori, and just down the street from Mount Rainier, focuses on classic American … Continue reading

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Inside College Park’s New Lidl, Now Open

The new Lidl in College Park at 8601 Baltimore Ave. kicked off its grand opening today offering shoppers sample products and a free reusable bag. For most of the day the store was packed with shoppers and the parking lot … Continue reading

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