Category Archives: Hyattsville

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

You Can Now Taste Christian Heurich’s Beer

In the early 1900s, Christian Heurich’s beer was so popular that it made him the largest employer in D.C. outside of the federal government for a while. But until recently, you couldn’t taste it. A 1938 fire burned up much … Continue reading

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Why the Bladensburg Cross Survived a Challenge

A 40-foot cross in the middle of a Bladensburg intersection survived a court challenge Wednesday, with the majority of the Supreme Court ruling that its age was a reason to allow it to remain. First erected in 1925 to honor … Continue reading

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Four Route 1 Eateries Make ‘Best Casual’ List

Four restaurants along the Route 1 corridor made a list of “best casual” eateries, once again showing how the area has become a foodie haven. In a wide-ranging list of the 25 best mom-and-pop restaurants in the greater D.C. area … Continue reading

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Woodridge’s New Organic Restaurant Now Open

The Route 1 corridor has another option for healthy organic eating. Provost, which opened last week at 2129 Rhode Island Ave. in Woodridge not far from Momo Yakitori, and just down the street from Mount Rainier, focuses on classic American … Continue reading

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Inside College Park’s New Lidl, Now Open

The new Lidl in College Park at 8601 Baltimore Ave. kicked off its grand opening today offering shoppers sample products and a free reusable bag. For most of the day the store was packed with shoppers and the parking lot … Continue reading

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Vegan Soul Food Cafe Headed to Mount Rainier

A vegan soul food bakery and restaurant is coming to the former location of Bird Kitchen and Cocktails in Mount Rainier. After a successful launch at Tastemakers food hall in Brookland, Dodah’s Kitchen Cafe will move into the space at … Continue reading

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Kahvie Coffee Shop Now Open in Hyattsville

In recent weeks, the new Kahvie coffee shop has opened in the Vie Towers at University Town Center, adding to the thriving coffee scene along the Route 1 corridor. After two soft openings to test its setup, the coffee shop recently opened … Continue reading

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Meet Route 1’s Homegrown Tennis Champion

Frances Tiafoe literally grew up with the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park. His father, Frances Sr., helped build the 15-acre tennis center near the Metro station in the late 1990s, then impressed the management with his work ethic … Continue reading

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St. Jerome Opens High School in D.C. This Fall

The new St. Jerome Institute is now enrolling students for this fall. The independent private high school with a curriculum built around Western Civilization themes will be located at 1800 Perry St. NE in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood, not far from … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: A Taste of El Salvador in Hyattsville

Everything you need to know about Comedor y Pupuseria San Alejo at 1819 East West Highway in Hyattsville is right there in the name. In El Salvador, a comedor is a humble restaurant that serves homespun food to everyone from plumbers … Continue reading

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