Category Archives: Riverdale Park

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

Route 1 Will Be Fine Without the Purple Line

The outlook for the Purple Line looks grimmer than ever. The proposed 16 mile light-rail line running from New Carrollton to Bethesda has faced repeated setbacks, including a federal judge’s decision to strip the project of federal approval. In an … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners of the Best of Route 1 Poll

The Hyattsville Wire has announced the winners of the first-ever Best of Route 1 reader poll. A few local favorites did well, as expected. Vigilante Coffee won best place to get a cup of coffee, while Diane Contreras won best barista. Franklin’s Restaurant won … Continue reading

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Why Route 1 Is Getting Another 7-Eleven

The Route 1 corridor will get yet another 7-Eleven, and it’s a good news/bad news kind of development. The new convenience store at 6315 Baltimore Avenue in Riverdale Park is about a third of a mile north of one in … Continue reading

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Study: Demand for High-End Retail on Route 1

Prince George’s County has an unmet demand for more high-end retail, but the Route 1 corridor remains a bright spot. A study by the county planning department found that Prince George’s could generate $1.4 billion more from retail sales if … Continue reading

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Salvadoran Restaurant to Take Benny’s Spot

A Salvadoran restaurant will move in to the spot formerly occupied by Benny’s Chinese restaurant just outside Hyattsville’s Arts District. Las Comadres will serve dishes from El Salvador as well as Tex-Mex and American food such as hamburgers and salmon. … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire’s New Events Calendar

The Hyattsville Wire recently added an events calendar where you can add your own local events for free including ones from Hyattsville, University Park, Riverdale Park, College Park, Mount Rainier and other nearby communities. As part of some recent upgrades to the site, we’ve … Continue reading

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Rt. 1 Communities Promote Tolerance With Signs

The national election was almost six months ago, but political lawn signs are still going strong in Hyattsville and other Route 1 communities like University Park. In the months since the presidential election, signs have popped up all over the … Continue reading

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