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.

Vote for the Hyattsville Wire in the Best of D.C.

You’ve told us you love the Hyattsville Wire, now is your chance to tell Washington City Paper for the Best of D.C. survey by voting for us as “Best Community Blog!” In 2012, we started the Hyattsville Wire because we felt communities along Route … Continue reading

Posted in Brentwood, College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Riverdale Park, University Park | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vietnamese Restaurant Headed to Riverdale Park

A Vietnamese restaurant is coming to downtown Riverdale Park. An estimated 2,600 square feet has been leased from Douglas Development on the main floor of the red brick building at the corner of Queensbury Road and Rhode Island Avenue. Described … Continue reading

Posted in Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

How to Relive Route 1’s Streetcar Line

Route 1’s streetcar line last ran from Washington to Branchville on Sept. 7, 1958, but you can still see traces of it in communities throughout the corridor. In a history of the Route 82 Maryland line written for the soon-to-open Streetcar … Continue reading

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How MilkBoy is Reviving Jazz on Route 1

MilkBoy ArtHouse in College Park has given new life to jazz on the Route 1 corridor. The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, a well-known D.C. jazz ensemble, recently began a residency at MilkBoy through an artist partner program run by the University … Continue reading

Posted in Brentwood, College Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Riverdale Park Station’s Newest Crossing

Riverdale Park Station has added yet another new road crossing. While the overpass to College Park’s Discovery District will be a key connection, this new extension will help make it easier for residents of Riverdale Park Station to head south … Continue reading

Posted in Hyattsville, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Sneak Peek at Burtons Grill & Bar

Burtons Grill & Bar will open at 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at Riverdale Park Station, but the Hyattsville Wire got a preview this past week. The Riverdale location will be the first in Maryland for the upscale chain, which has … Continue reading

Posted in Riverdale Park | Tagged , , | Comments Off on A Sneak Peek at Burtons Grill & Bar

Former Jey’s Auto Site Gets a Makeover

Owner Jey Edward is fixing up the former gas station at the northern corner of the Arts District. The Silver Spring business owner has long sparred with the city of Riverdale Park over the future of the site, but he … Continue reading

Posted in Hyattsville, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

The Story Behind a New Route 1 Sculpture

Riverdale Park, which has already seen three new pieces of public art added near the Whole Foods last year, has installed a new sculpture along East-West Highway. “Great Blue Herons” depicts three blue herons touching wingtips to form the international … Continue reading

Posted in Brentwood, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Riverdale Park Station Gets Even More Walkable

A key stretch of Route 1 between Riverdale Park Station and Calvert Hills will finally get a much-needed sidewalk. The developers of Riverdale Park Station and the city of College Park are helping add a sidewalk between Baltimore Avenue from Woodberry … Continue reading

Posted in Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Brentwood, College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Riverdale Park, University Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments