College Park

Why College Park’s Dining Scene Is So Interesting

College Park’s dining scene will soon get even more diverse. Six restaurants have signed leases for ground-floor space in the Terrapin Row apartment complex on the southern edge of the University of Maryland Campus adding to the town’s growing mix of … Continue reading

Posted in College Park | Tagged , | Leave a comment

College Park Grill Coming Next Spring

The owner of Potomac Pizza and Bagels ‘n Grinds will bring a high-end bar and grill to College Park next spring. Located in the 150-room Cambria hotel under construction on Baltimore Avenue, College Park Grill will focus on classic entrees such as … Continue reading

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

College Park’s Solar-Powered Charging Station

If you need to charge your phone at Lake Artemesia, you’re in luck. The nature park in College Park and Berwyn Heights has a free charging station for cell phones and tablets on its northern end, although you might have … Continue reading

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

See the Future of the College Park Metro Station

The College Park Metro station will be unrecognizable in a few years. The Prince George’s County planning board has approved preliminary plans for an apartment and retail building just south of the Metro stop on River Road. Gilbane Development, which … Continue reading

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

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

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

Why College Park’s Metro Stop Isn’t On Campus

The College Park Metro station is in a pretty awkward spot, when you think about it. Located at the intersection of Campus Drive and River Road, the commuter rail station is surrounded by underutilized industrial space and a tiny airport … Continue reading

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

How Prince George’s Metro Stops Could Improve

Prince George’s County could soon take a small step that would greatly improve shops and apartments around the Route 1 corridor Metro stations. Some minor tweaks to the county’s 50-year-old zoning code would make it much easier to have mixed-use developments … Continue reading

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

The Roustabouts Release Their First Album

After more than a decade playing gigs around the D.C. area, the Roustabouts have recorded an album. The blues-and-roots band, which has ties to the Route 1 area, held a release party for “Plenty of Blues” at the New Deal … Continue reading

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Roustabouts Release Their First Album

MilkBoy ArtHouse Begins Live Performances

MilkBoy ArtHouse began holding live performances this week with its grand opening to take place this weekend. The College Park venue has had its cafe and bar area open since May, but it hadn’t yet begun hosting musicians, poets and other … Continue reading

Posted in College Park | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on MilkBoy ArtHouse Begins Live Performances