Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

The Waterhole, a Mount Rainier Community

The WaterHole isn’t just a juice bar, it’s a community. Mount Rainier resident Lisa Harris opened the juice and smoothie bar just off Route 1 in 2015, two years after her father died of cancer, inspired by a desire to … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: Taqueria El Mexicano

You’ve probably driven right past one of Hyattsville’s best taquerias without noticing. Tucked into an unassuming shopping center on Riggs Road, Taqueria El Mexicano has few frills, but makes up for it with flavor. The restaurant serves dishes from the … Continue reading

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UMD, College Park Make Pitch for Amazon’s HQ2

College Park will make its pitch for Amazon’s second headquarters. The proposal is a longshot, as nearly every municipality in the country that even remotely meets the qualifications is putting in a bid. But the proposal makes a strong case … Continue reading

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District Taco to Open in Riverdale Park This Fall

District Taco will open at Riverdale Park Station this fall. A representative of the D.C.-based Mexican chain told the Hyattsville Wire they don’t have an exact opening date yet, but construction is “well underway” on its first restaurant in Maryland. … Continue reading

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A Sneak Peek of Old Maryland Grill’s Menu

Old Maryland Grill takes its name very seriously. Mike Franklin’s soon-to-open restaurant at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park will feature a number of signature dishes from around Maryland. The owner of Franklin’s Restaurant talked with … Continue reading

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Inside the New Home of College Park Academy

College Park Academy’s new location feels like a cross between a school and a tech startup. The public charter middle and high school, whose students are chosen by lottery, moved into a brand new building in the University of Maryland’s … Continue reading

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The Perfect Lunch Spot: Art Walk

Riverdale Park has a fun outdoor lunch spot you may have missed. Discovery District, the 150-acre research park run by the University of Maryland near the College Park Metro station, has an art installation, trails and outdoor seating. Located on … Continue reading

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Maryland Breaks Ground on the Purple Line

Maryland broke ground on the Purple Line Monday, 31 years after it was first proposed. At a ceremonial event Monday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao signed a funding agreement for the 16-mile light rail line, which will run from New Carrollton … Continue reading

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Why the Mall at Prince George’s Is Booming

The American mall is in trouble, but the Mall at Prince George’s is not. While analysts predict that about a third of U.S. malls will close in the next few years, Hyattsville’s shopping center is undergoing a $30 million renovation. … Continue reading

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An Interview with Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.

Hyattsville’s newest brewery is gaining a lot of attention. Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., which is set to open in a former auto garage on Route 1 not far from Pizzeria Paradiso, will be a Belgian-inspired brewery. The Hyattsville Wire caught … Continue reading

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