Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

How Route 1’s Voting Age Is Ahead of the Curve

A growing number of municipalities are debating allowing 16-year-olds to vote, but along the Route 1 corridor the issue is already settled. Of the four jurisdictions in the state of Maryland that allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections, three … Continue reading

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Meet Local Artists at Gateway Open Studio Tour

The 15th annual open studio tour for the Gateway Arts District will take place on Saturday, May 11 and feature more than 200 local artists at studios, galleries and art spaces along Route 1 corridor. A mainstay of the local … Continue reading

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University Town Center Apartments Almost Open

High-end apartments inside a renovated office building at University Town Center are now pre-leasing. The Highline apartments will be located at 3700 East West Highway in the 10-story Metro II building, first constructed in 1968 as part of an effort … Continue reading

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‘Faces of Hyattsville’ Offers Free Photo Shoot

Photographer Juliette Fradin is putting together an exhibition called “Faces of Hyattsville,” and she needs your help. Hyattsville residents who come to a photo shoot Saturday, May 4, will be featured as part of her ongoing series, intended to showcase … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Works’ Moves to Brentwood

Popular “upcycling” shop Tanglewood Works is moving the furniture side of its business from Hyattsville to Brentwood. The new location at 3721 Rhode Island Ave., across from the fire station and just down the street from Studio 3807 apartments, will … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Keeps Expanding on Route 1

It’s been a long time coming, but Capital Bikeshare is finally getting serious about expanding along the Route 1 corridor. New bikeshare stations opened recently in several key locations: • Studio 3807 apartments in Brentwood• West Hyattsville Metro on Queens Chapel Road … Continue reading

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Federalist Pig to Open Hyattsville Location

Beloved D.C. barbecue joint Federalist Pig will open a second location in Hyattsville. The Adams Morgan restaurant is expanding to a 2,500-square-foot space that once housed The Tire Place until earlier this year at 5504 Baltimore Ave. The location will … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Newest Delicacy: Chun Bing

The search for the next big thing in fast-casual dining is bringing an ancient Chinese dish called chun bing to the Route 1 corridor. College Park restaurateur Hua Wang — known for local favorite Northwest Chinese — recently opened CB … Continue reading

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Behnke’s Nursery in Beltsville to Close in June

After 89 years, Behnke Nurseries in Beltsville will close in June. Started in 1930 by German immigrant Albert Behnke and his wife Rose, the nursery and garden center had been a thriving business for three generations of the family. But … Continue reading

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New Board Game Inspired by Lake Artemesia

The Route 1 corridor is an excellent area for birding, so it makes sense that game designer with local ties is behind a new board game based on it. Former health care policy consultant Elizabeth Hargrave designed Wingspan, a card-driven … Continue reading

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