Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

Kahvie Coffee Shop Now Open in Hyattsville

In recent weeks, the new Kahvie coffee shop has opened in the Vie Towers at University Town Center, adding to the thriving coffee scene along the Route 1 corridor. After two soft openings to test its setup, the coffee shop recently opened … Continue reading

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Meet Route 1’s Homegrown Tennis Champion

Frances Tiafoe literally grew up with the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park. His father, Frances Sr., helped build the 15-acre tennis center near the Metro station in the late 1990s, then impressed the management with his work ethic … Continue reading

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St. Jerome Opens High School in D.C. This Fall

The new St. Jerome Institute is now enrolling students for this fall. The independent private high school with a curriculum built around Western Civilization themes will be located at 1800 Perry St. NE in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood, not far from … Continue reading

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Lidl to Open in College Park on June 19

The long-awaited Lidl discount grocery store will open in College Park at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19. The German discount chain, recently ranked the No. 3 supermarket in the U.S. by Food and Wine magazine, will open its newest … Continue reading

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Lidl to Open in College Park in Mid to Late June

The long-awaited Lidl grocery store in College Park will open in mid to late June. The German discount chain, pronounced leedle, which is making a major effort to move into East Coast markets this year, will open at the intersection … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek of Denizens Before It Opens

The new Denizens Brewing Co. in Riverdale Park Station will sell six-packs and growlers of beer at a to-go fridge by the door. The goal? To complement nearby Whole Foods, which is dry due to county regulations. “The fact grocery … Continue reading

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Bo Diddley’s Route 1 Recording Studio

The Route 1 corridor has played a role in the lives of famous musicians ranging from John Fahey to Duke Ellington. Two others to add to the list: Bo Diddley and Marvin Gaye. Born in Mississippi, Diddley moved to Washington … Continue reading

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A Big Change Is Coming to Route 1 Bikesharing

A popular bikesharing program in College Park and University Park is ending this summer, but its replacement will be even better. The towns together with the University of Maryland prematurely ended their contract with Zagster, the Massachusetts-based company that ran … Continue reading

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See the Art for Riverdale Park’s Purple Line Stop

Riverdale Park’s upcoming Purple Line stop will include some dynamic public art. The Maryland Department of Transportation has selected Boston artist Mikyoung Kim to build a series of interactive sculptures at the stop, which will be at the intersection of … Continue reading

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Denizens Opens May 25 in Riverdale Park

Denizens Brewing Co. will open Saturday, May 25, at Riverdale Park Station. The Silver Spring-based brewery will open a 12,000-square-foot production house and taproom across from Whole Foods as its second location. “This new location will allow us to maintain … Continue reading

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