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.

Town Center Market in Riverdale Park to Expand

  Town Center Market in the heart of Riverdale Park started as a corner store and turned into a destination. Now it’s expanding it’s outdoor seating area to accommodate an even larger crowd. The Spiropoulos family bought the building in 1988 along … Continue reading

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The Ercoupe Flies Again at Riverdale Park

Route 1’s most famous airplane is flying again at Riverdale Park Station. The ERCO Ercoupe was manufactured by the Engineering and Research Corporation in Riverdale. Designed to be “the airplane that anyone could fly” and “the world’s safest plane,” it was … Continue reading

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Trolley Trail Opens at Riverdale Park

The Trolley Trail from Calvert Hills to Riverdale Park Station is now officially open and there is a detour for the remainder of the route heading south. Under the temporary route, hikers and bikers heading south from College Park can make … Continue reading

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ECO City Farms Offers Winter Produce CSA

ECO City Farms is still offering sign-ups for its winter CSA through Thursday. With urban farms in Edmonston, and Bladensburg, the community-supported agriculture program grows vegetables without chemical fertilizers, chemical-based or non-organic treatments, herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. All produce is Certified … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Just Got a Major Piece of Art

Route 1’s newest piece of public art is by a noted Spanish artist. “The Soul of Words I and II” was recently placed on the grassy area in front of the Whole Foods parking lot at Riverdale Park Station. The … Continue reading

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Inside the New MOD Pizza in Riverdale Park

MOD Pizza will have a soft launch Thursday in Riverdale Park. Located in Riverdale Park Station near the Whole Foods, the fast-casual pizza chain will raise money for two causes on its first days in operation. On Thursday, 50 percent … Continue reading

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Playground Coming to Riverdale Park Station

Riverdale Park Station will soon have a new playground. Already partially constructed, the playground includes a variety of slides, climbing areas and towers for kids to play with. There’s even a section which includes a music station of chimes. Developers … Continue reading

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Trolley Trail to Open at Riverdale Park Station

The Trolley Trail is on schedule to open at Riverdale Park Station later this month. The northern end of the bike path has been blocked during construction of the Stanley Martin row home development on the 37-acre property, The gates … Continue reading

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Las Comadres Opens Today in Riverdale Park

Two Salvadoran women are opening a new restaurant today in the former site of Benny’s Carry Out at 5803 Baltimore Ave. in Riverdale Park, just north of Hyattsville’s Arts District. Las Comadres, which loosely translates to “the godmothers,” will serve Salvadoran … Continue reading

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MOD Pizza Opens in Riverdale Park on Oct. 20

MOD Pizza will open at Riverdale Park Station on Oct. 20. The fast-casual pizza chain will join a crowded local pizza scene, with everything from old-school pizzeria Ledo’s in College Park, to the new Potomac Pizza at the Hotel at the University of … Continue reading

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