Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

New College Park Townhomes Now for Sale

Townhomes in a new development along the Route 1 corridor in College Park are now for sale. Four homes at Metropolitan at College Park at 4701 Cherokee Streetare available now, with another five coming in August. In all, 45 homes … Continue reading

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E-Bikes Coming to College Park This Fall

College Park’s new bikeshare system will soon include 150 electric bikes, a major shift in how residents can get around town. The city, the University of Maryland and nearby University Park have chosen VeoRide, a Chicago-based bikeshare company that specializes … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Station’s Apartments Underway

Construction is underway at the Residences at Riverdale Park Station, a high-end apartment building that kicks off the next phase of the Route 1 development. When complete in the spring of 2021, the $57 million project will include 229 apartments, … Continue reading

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Barrel-Aged Gin Now at Hyattsville’s Sangfroid

Sangfroid Distilling is currently selling barrel-aged gin, bringing one of the hottest new offerings in craft spirits to Maryland. While spirits like whiskey are typically aged to bring out their flavors, gin relies on botanicals added during the distilling process. … Continue reading

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Why the Bladensburg Cross Survived a Challenge

A 40-foot cross in the middle of a Bladensburg intersection survived a court challenge Wednesday, with the majority of the Supreme Court ruling that its age was a reason to allow it to remain. First erected in 1925 to honor … Continue reading

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Vegan Soul Food Cafe Headed to Mount Rainier

A vegan soul food bakery and restaurant is coming to the former location of Bird Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Rainier. After a successful launch at Tastemakers food hall in Brookland, Dodah’s Kitchen Cafe will move into the space at … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: A Taste of El Salvador in Hyattsville

Everything you need to know about Comedor y Pupuseria San Alejo at 1819 East West Highway in Hyattsville is right there in the name. In El Salvador, a comedor is a humble restaurant that serves homespun food to everyone from plumbers … Continue reading

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Why Route 1’s Trolley Trail Day is a Big Deal

Three towns along the Route 1 corridor will hold the first-ever joint Trolley Trail Day this Saturday, June 8, and it promises to be a major celebration. The daylong event, which will take place in spots along the hiking-and-biking trail … Continue reading

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See the Planned College Park Metro Apartments

The first architectural renderings of an apartment building planned for the College Park Metro show a dramatic change for the area. Rhode Island-based Gilbane Development Co., which is also developing the Riverfront at West Hyattsville, has put together plans for … Continue reading

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An Interview With Designer Elizabeth Hargrave

Wingspan was born and tested in College Park. Elizabeth Hargrave came up with the idea of developing a board game based on her time birding in places like Lake Artemesia. But when it came time to test it, she headed … Continue reading

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