College Park

Old Maryland Grill Prepares for August Opening

Mike Franklin’s newest restaurant is getting close to opening. The owner of Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store in Hyattsville will open a new outpost at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in August. Old Maryland Grill, which also goes by … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Honors Jim Henson

Jim Henson has three separate memorials along the Route 1 corridor. The creator of the Muppets spent his early childhood in Leland, Mississippi, which has a small welcome center with educational displays, memorabilia and a gift shop. But his family … Continue reading

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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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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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High-End Red Door Spa Comes to College Park

The new hotel in College Park will bring another amenity to the area: a high-end spa. The Hotel at the University of Maryland will include an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa when it opens sometime in July. Founded in 1910 by … Continue reading

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New Tech Center Takes Shape in College Park

The outlines of Route 1’s next big addition have become clear this week as construction continues at the entrance to the University of Maryland on Campus Drive. Named for a co-founder of Oculus VR, the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer … 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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Kapnos Taverna Headed to College Park

Noted D.C. restaurateur Mike Isabella is bringing his Greek restaurant to College Park. Isabella, whom you may recognize from his stints on “Top Chef,” will bring an outpost of Kapnos Taverna to The Hotel at the University of Maryland this summer. … Continue reading

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Parkrun in College Park Hopes to Set U.S. Record

A weekly timed running event in College Park hopes to set an American record for participation this Saturday. Parkrun College Park has held free five-kilometer running and walking races each Saturday on Paint Branch Trail since October. It aims to bring hundreds … Continue reading

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