Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

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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Vigilante Coffee Coming Soon to College Park

College Park will get its own Vigilante Coffee as early as this fall. The popular Hyattsville hangout will open its second outpost at 8200 Baltimore Ave., previously the site of #1 Liquors, with indoor seating for 25 to 30 people. … Continue reading

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Alchohol Fuels Once-Dry Hyattsville’s Rebirth

Hyattsville was once a dry town, a place where you couldn’t get anything stronger than a Coca-Cola at a soda shop on Baltimore Avenue. Things have changed, to say the least. The city’s code, updated in 1983, now allows liquor licenses, … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Pizza on Route 1

Want a slice on Route 1? You’ve got options. In recent weeks, two more pizza places have opened in the area at opposite ends of the spectrum: Pizzeria Paradiso, a gourmet sit-down restaurant in Hyattsville with a wide selection of … Continue reading

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Meet Route 1’s Very Own Dinosaur

Route 1 has its own dinosaur, and there are several local sites where you can learn more. Astrodon johnstoni was a long-necked sauropod from the Early Cretaceous period which lived in Maryland about 112 million years ago. It looks a lot like … Continue reading

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Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. Signs Lease

A Belgian-inspired brewery is coming to Hyattsville. Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. just announced it has signed a lease on a building up the street from Pizzeria Paradiso. The space at 4824 Rhode Island is a former auto garage and it comes with … Continue reading

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Ginn’s Warehouse Gets a Graffiti Sendoff

Hyattsville’s latest public art will be going away soon. A group of nearly 50 graffiti artists tagged the former site of Ginn’s Warehouse in West Hyattsville earlier this month as part of a temporary art project visible from the Green … Continue reading

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Several Hyattsville Restaurants Get Noticed

Several Hyattsville restaurants have gotten attention in recent days, adding to the area’s growing reputation as a foodie haven. Shagga Coffee and Restaurant in Hyattsville again made the Washingtonian‘s list of the Best Cheap Eats in the D.C. area, earning … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Macy’s Adds New ‘Backstage’

The Hyattsville Macy’s is adding a new discount area to its store, the third in the D.C. area. The new Macy’s Backstage will be located on the department store’s third floor at the Mall at Prince George’s, with an opening … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Honors Jim Henson

Jim Henson has three separate memorials along the Route 1 corridor. The creator of the Muppets spent his early childhood in Leland, Mississippi, which has a small welcome center with educational displays, memorabilia and a gift shop. But his family … Continue reading

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