Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

Coming Soon to College Park: Electric Scooters?

Scooter ridesharing may be coming soon to College Park. Electric scooters, which can be rented on an app, have become the latest entrant in the burgeoning urban hipster transportation market. They can be seen in less inhibited parts of Washington … Continue reading

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Greenbelt Mall’s Redevelopment Moves Ahead

A plan to dramatically revamp the Beltway Plaza mall in Greenbelt was approved by a county planning commission last week. In the near future, that will mean between 175 and 250 townhomes on Breezewood Road on the northern part of … Continue reading

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Try Out Route 1’s Five-Course Dinner

Four of the Route 1 corridor’s most interesting small businesses are working together to offer a five-course dinner and tasting event later this month. Sangfroid Distilling, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. and Maryland Meadworks are partnering with Franklins restaurant for the … Continue reading

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Peace Cross Could Reshape Church and State

A 40-foot cross in Bladensburg intended as a memorial to the World War I dead could shift the line between church and state in the U.S. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Author Draws an Illustrated ‘Iliad’

A Hyattsville illustrator will soon release a graphic novel version of Homer’s Iliad. Gareth Hinds has illustrated classic literature for several years, including King Lear, Beowulf, the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe and The Odyssey, so it was natural … Continue reading

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College Park Considers Apartments, Townhomes

A well-known developer has proposed new apartments and townhomes for graduate students on a 17-acre site just on the border of College Park. Rhode Island-based Gilbane Development Co., which is also building the Riverfront at West Hyattsville and another project … Continue reading

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Vote for the Route 1 Corridor in the Best of D.C.

It’s not an overstatement to say that the Washington City Paper‘s annual “Best of D.C.” reader’s poll is one of the reasons the Route 1 corridor is growing. When local businesses like Tanglewood Works, Artist & Craftsman Supply and Community … Continue reading

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Why West Hyattsville Could Redevelop Next

West Hyattsville has not yet seen the redevelopment going on along the Route 1 corridor, but that may change in the next few years. In addition to the Riverfront at West Hyattsville Metro project, another major developer recently bought two … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Magruder Park Could Get a Makeover

Hyattsville’s Magruder Park could get a much-needed makeover that would make it more pedestrian-friendly and improve its usability. Under two proposals put together for the city by Bradley Site Design, parking lots at the 32-acre public park in southern Hyattsville … Continue reading

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College Park Lane Closures to Begin in February

The State Highway Administration will close two lanes on Baltimore Avenue from College Avenue (by The Bagel Place) to University Boulevard (by the bowling alley), starting on Feb. 18, with an estimated finish date of Nov. 30., slowing traffic through … Continue reading

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