Category Archives: Mount Rainier

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

Bo Diddley’s Route 1 Recording Studio

The Route 1 corridor has played a role in the lives of famous musicians ranging from John Fahey to Duke Ellington. Two others to add to the list: Bo Diddley and Marvin Gaye. Born in Mississippi, Diddley moved to Washington … Continue reading

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See the Art for Riverdale Park’s Purple Line Stop

Riverdale Park’s upcoming Purple Line stop will include some dynamic public art. The Maryland Department of Transportation has selected Boston artist Mikyoung Kim to build a series of interactive sculptures at the stop, which will be at the intersection of … 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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Mount Rainier’s Pennyroyal Station Opening Soon

Pennyroyal Station is almost ready to open. The new bar and restaurant, planned for the Singer Building in Mount Rainier, will be run by chef Jesse Miller and Erin Edwards from the popular Bar Pilar and Café Saint-Ex restaurants in … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays From the Hyattsville Wire

This holiday season we spotted a fruit fan adorning a door of a University Park home. Contrary to popular conception, the tradition of creating a holiday “fruit fan” to post above the door does not date to Colonial Williamsburg. In … Continue reading

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New Play to Highlight Route 1’s Restricted Past

Three local organizations are collaborating to create “Mapping Racism,” a project to bring awareness to the history of racist restrictive covenants. Hidden within old property deeds in Prince George’s County is language which bars the owner from selling to a non-white … Continue reading

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Why Numi Yoga is a Route 1 Game-Changer

University Park resident Kelsey Starr opened Numi Yoga in College Park after seeing how successful yoga studios were in two other university towns where she lived: Ann Arbor, MI and Champaign, IL. The yoga studio at 4513 College Ave. opened two … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier’s Sewing Studio Marks Anniversary

Mount Rainier’s Sew Creative Lounge is on a mission to make sewing fun and accessible for adults and kids alike. The studio and school, which marked its one-year anniversary earlier this month, offers a monthly class called “Sip and Sew” … Continue reading

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Route 1: More Native Plants Than U.S. Average

Prince George’s County, including the area around the Route 1 corridor, has some of the most diverse native plant life in the United States, according to local science writer Gabe Popkin. Because early settlers cut down the old-growth forests in … Continue reading

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Inside the New Urban Farm in Mount Rainier

The Route 1 corridor’s rapidly growing community of farmers, roasters, brewers and distillers are working together in some surprising ways. In recent years, a number of interesting artisanal businesses have started up locally, a sign of a healthy, dynamic community. … Continue reading

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