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.

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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Apartments Coming to Riverdale Park Station

In the coming weeks, construction will begin on a new five-story building at Riverdale Park Station across from Gold’s Gym with street-level retail and 230 apartments units. Lydia Chandlee, a senior property manager at Cushman Wakefield, told the Hyattsville Wire … Continue reading

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Old Maryland Grill: New Ownership, New Menu

Old Maryland Grill relaunched its menu earlier this week as part of a rebranding effort by its new owners. Started by longtime Hyattsville restaurateur Mike Franklin, the Maryland-themed restaurant in the Hotel at the University of Maryland has been under new … Continue reading

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Riviera Tapas Opening Soon in Riverdale Park

The new Riviera Tapas Bar will open across from Riverdale Park Town Center in December. Area resident Hugo Bonilla, a former cook at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street, told the Hyattsville Wire that he just needs one more inspection in … Continue reading

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How to Shop Small Business Saturday on Route 1

Here’s a two-fer: Get your loved ones a present while helping support small businesses along the Route 1 corridor. Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday, which takes place this Saturday, Nov. 24,  is designed to promote local shops … 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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Will Route 1 Keep Its New Electric Bikes?

Commuters along the Route 1 corridor will soon learn whether more electric bikes are in their future. Since September, Capital Bikeshare stations at the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville and Riverdale Park Station have offered CaBi Plus, an e-bike pilot program that … Continue reading

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How Trivia Night Is Growing on Route 1

Trivia buffs along the Route 1 corridor can now play four nights a week locally if they want, and a fifth may be coming as early as next year. The week begins on Mondays, when Looney’s Pub in College Park hosts a … Continue reading

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Robert Harper Books Reopens in Hyattsville

Robert Harper Books has reopened with a new name and a new location. Now named My Dead Aunt’s Books, the used bookstore has relocated to a space in the back of Tanglewood Works at the corner of Baltimore Avenue and … Continue reading

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Denizens Begins Construction in Riverdale Park

The Silver Spring-based Denizens Brewing Co. recently broke ground on construction on its second location at 4550 Van Buren St in Riverdale Park Station. When the new 12,000-square-foot brewery opens in early Spring 2019, CEO and founder Emily Bruno wants to … Continue reading

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