Author Archives: Ryan Teague Beckwith

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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Kaizen Teriyaki to Open in Arts District Hyattsville

A fast-casual sushi and teriyaki restaurant is headed to the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville and is scheduled to open by mid-February. A representative of Kaizen Teriyaki told the Hyattsville Wire that they are just waiting on their final permits … Continue reading

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Another Music Venue Is Coming to College Park

A music venue and food hall will open in College Park by the summer, adding to the city’s at efforts to remake itself as a top-tier college town. Located in two buildings totaling 12,000 square feet near the new WeWork … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Lot Along Route 1 Up for Sale

A 12-acre lot just north of Riverdale Park Station on Baltimore Avenue could soon be developed. The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, which has owned the 12-acre lot south of Albion Road since 1989, announced that it would be putting it … Continue reading

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The Purple Line Is a Year Behind Schedule

The Purple Line likely won’t begin carrying passengers until as early as February of 2023, about a year behind schedule. The delays are fairly typical of major public transportation projects, but they will lead to more grousing from the project’s … Continue reading

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Inside College Park’s Peg Leg Vintage Store

When her husband was in the Navy, Krisi Hora moved every two or three years. Each time, she would buy and sell their furniture on the side. Once Chad Hora left the military, the couple decided to do it full … Continue reading

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