College Park

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

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College Park Moves Closer to Opening Lidl

College Park is moving a step closer to opening a new alternative grocery store. Demolition will begin soon on the old Clarion Inn building on Route 1, clearing the way for construction on the upcoming Lidl grocery. The hotel at … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Hyattsville’s Towers at UTC to Get $5M Upgrade

One of the hottest parts of the real estate industry in recent years has been student housing and now that boom is coming to Hyattsville. An investor in the United Arab Emirates has bought the Towers at University Town Center and … Continue reading

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Why Greenbelt’s Dinosaur Find is Groundbreaking

Greenbelt made national news recently for a huge discovery right on the NASA Goddard Flight Center grounds. The space age met the dinosaur age when Ray Stanford, a local dinosaur track expert who was driving out of the center’s parking lot after dropping … Continue reading

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Why Brentwood Should Save the Arrow

As you drive along Rhode Island Avenue, it’s easy to miss the arrow. Located atop two metal posts in an empty parking lot in Brentwood, the unlit metal arrow points downward to what was once a car sales lot. It’s … Continue reading

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Two Coworking Spaces Opening in Hyattsville

Two coworking spaces are coming to downtown Hyattsville soon. Dream Village, a coworking space aimed at entrepreneurs, is slated to open soon at 5128 Baltimore Ave., in the space next to Tanglewood Works. The brainchild of Eunique Jones Gibson, founder of … Continue reading

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New Development Coming to College Park Metro

Apartments and retail are finally coming to the College Park Metro station. The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority announced today that it has signed an agreement to develop a high-end mixed-use residential and retail project on the current location of the Park … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Route 1’s Fitness Boom

Route 1 is having a fitness boom. A Gold’s Gym at Riverdale Park Station, opening this spring, will join CrossFit Hyattsville, an LA Fitness at Prince George’s Plaza (and another in Greenbelt), a Planet Fitness at the Mall at Prince George’s and an iLoveKickboxing … Continue reading

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