Category Archives: College Park

Stories about College Park, Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., with a focus on arts, culture, history, real estate and development.

What’s Behind Route 1’s Fitness Boom

Route 1 is having a fitness boom. A Gold’s Gym at Riverdale Park Station, opening this spring, will join CrossFit Hyattsville, an LA Fitness at Prince George’s Plaza (and another in Greenbelt), a Planet Fitness at the Mall at Prince George’s and an iLoveKickboxing … Continue reading

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An Interview With Paint Branch Creek

Paint Branch Creek is getting ready for the big time. The local Americana band has been playing at backyard barbecues, venues like Robert Harper Books and the Old Parish House in College Park. Now, with its first CD on the … Continue reading

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Here’s Why 2017 Was Such a Big Year for Route 1

You might say 2017 was the year of the Route 1 corridor’s rebirth and even more is set to come. Last year saw a number of major openings, decisions and changes to the corridor, bringing to fruition a years-long effort … Continue reading

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Inside the New Vigilante Coffee at College Park

Vigilante Coffee Company hopes to finish interior work on its new College Park location by the first quarter of 2018, possibly as early as January. Owner Chris Vigilante and chief financial officer Ashley Bodine took the Hyattsville Wire on a … Continue reading

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Persian Food Hotspot Hidden in College Park

Moby Dick, one of D.C.’s hottest food chains, gained notice recently in Eater D.C. for opening its first restaurant in Baltimore. But you may not have realized that this chain has been in College Park for a while already. The … Continue reading

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Potomac Pizza Offers 99-Cent Pizza Deal

Potomac Pizza in College Park is offering a large cheese pizza for just 99 cents for readers of the Hyattsville Wire. The family-owned local pizza chain opened its fourth location inside the Hotel at the University of Maryland this summer and … Continue reading

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College Park Lands Fortune 500 Innovation Lab

College Park’s Discovery District has landed a Fortune 500 tenant: Capital One. The McLean-based financial services company will open a 7,500-square-foot innovation lab in March or April on the first floor of the 850-space garage in the Hotel at the University … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Bridge to Open in Early 2018

A bridge connecting Riverdale Park Station to the Discovery District is slated to open in early 2018. The bridge will run from Van Buren Street — which goes past Whole Foods through the center of the development — over the CSX … Continue reading

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Old Maryland Grill’s Dessert ‘A Can’t Miss’

Old Maryland Grill’s intense focus on Maryland cuisine extends even to its dessert menu. Now the high-end College Park restaurant from Mike Franklin has gotten notice for one of its state specialties: Smith Island Cake. Located 10 miles from shore … Continue reading

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An Interview With Painter Wayson Jones

Wayson R. Jones’ latest exhibition will be seen by more people than ever. That’s because it’s at the Hotel at the University of Maryland, where several of the Mount Rainier painter’s pieces are on display. A graduate of the University … Continue reading

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