Author Archives: Alison Beckwith

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. ‚ÄúThis new location will allow us to maintain … Continue reading

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Route 1’s New ‘Silicon Valley’ Center Now Open

College Park’s aspirations for a slice of “Silicon Valley” on the Route 1 corridor took a big step forward with the official opening this week of a $152 million computer science and engineering building. With a sleek glass exterior and … Continue reading

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Watch the Hyattsville Library’s Saucer Fly

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Hyattsville Wire (@hyattsvillewire) on Apr 29, 2019 at 8:59am PDT The Hyattsville’s public library’s “flying saucer” lived up to its name this morning as construction workers lifted it to a … Continue reading

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New Peruvian Chicken Coming to Riverdale Park

A Peruvian chicken restaurant is headed to the Arts District along the Route 1 corridor. Suya’s Pollo a la Brasa will move into the former Jey’s Auto building at 5731 Baltimore Ave. in Riverdale Park, across from DeMatha Catholic High … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Denizens Plans May Opening

The new Denizens Brewing Co. is scheduled to open at Riverdale Park Station in May. Co-founder Emily Bruno told the Hyattsville Wire that the popular Silver Spring-based brewery doesn’t have “any firm dates” yet but plans to open next month. … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Coming to Brentwood

Studio 3807 in Brentwood is adding another amenity: bikesharing. The new apartment building at 3807 Rhode Island Ave., will install a Capital Bikeshare rack on Thursday, April 18, extending the popular bikesharing service along Route 1 corridor. The rack is … Continue reading

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