Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, just north of the border with Washington, D.C., along Route 1. Incorporated in 1886, the city boomed as a streetcar suburb in the early 20th century and still boasts a number of Victorian houses, Sears homes and Arts and Crafts bungalows in a federally recognized historic district and a quaint downtown from that era. Despite having a population of just 18,500, Hyattsville has a diverse population, including thriving Catholic, immigrant and gay communities.

In recent years, Hyattsville has undergone a rebirth, with new townhomes and shops in the Arts District and along East-West Highwayhigh-end apartments near the Prince George’s Plaza metro station and development planned near the West Hyattsville Metro station. Popular local hotspots include Franklins, a restaurant, brewery, general store and toy shop; Busboys and Poets, a popular D.C. area restaurant chain; and Vigilante Coffee, a nationally ranked roaster.

Related news about Hyattsville:

How Route 1’s Voting Age Is Ahead of the Curve

A growing number of municipalities are debating allowing 16-year-olds to vote, but along the Route 1 corridor the issue is already settled. Of the four jurisdictions in the state of Maryland that allow 16-year-olds to vote in local elections, three … Continue reading

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Meet Local Artists at Gateway Open Studio Tour

The 15th annual open studio tour for the Gateway Arts District will take place on Saturday, May 11 and feature more than 200 local artists at studios, galleries and art spaces along Route 1 corridor. A mainstay of the local … Continue reading

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University Town Center Apartments Almost Open

High-end apartments inside a renovated office building at University Town Center are now pre-leasing. The Highline apartments will be located at 3700 East West Highway in the 10-story Metro II building, first constructed in 1968 as part of an effort … Continue reading

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‘Faces of Hyattsville’ Offers Free Photo Shoot

Photographer Juliette Fradin is putting together an exhibition called “Faces of Hyattsville,” and she needs your help. Hyattsville residents who come to a photo shoot Saturday, May 4, will be featured as part of her ongoing series, intended to showcase … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Works’ Moves to Brentwood

Popular “upcycling” shop Tanglewood Works is moving the furniture side of its business from Hyattsville to Brentwood. The new location at 3721 Rhode Island Ave., across from the fire station and just down the street from Studio 3807 apartments, will … Continue reading

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Watch the Hyattsville Library’s Saucer Fly

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Hyattsville Wire (@hyattsvillewire) on Apr 29, 2019 at 8:59am PDT The Hyattsville’s public library’s “flying saucer” lived up to its name this morning as construction workers lifted it to a … Continue reading

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Capital Bikeshare Keeps Expanding on Route 1

It’s been a long time coming, but Capital Bikeshare is finally getting serious about expanding along the Route 1 corridor. New bikeshare stations opened recently in several key locations: • Studio 3807 apartments in Brentwood• West Hyattsville Metro on Queens Chapel Road … Continue reading

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Federalist Pig to Open Hyattsville Location

Beloved D.C. barbecue joint Federalist Pig will open a second location in Hyattsville. The Adams Morgan restaurant is expanding to a 2,500-square-foot space that once housed The Tire Place until earlier this year at 5504 Baltimore Ave. The location will … Continue reading

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New Peruvian Chicken Coming to Riverdale Park

A Peruvian chicken restaurant is headed to the Arts District along the Route 1 corridor. Suya’s Pollo a la Brasa will move into the former Jey’s Auto building at 5731 Baltimore Ave. in Riverdale Park, across from DeMatha Catholic High … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Newest Delicacy: Chun Bing

The search for the next big thing in fast-casual dining is bringing an ancient Chinese dish called chun bing to the Route 1 corridor. College Park restaurateur Hua Wang — known for local favorite Northwest Chinese — recently opened CB … Continue reading

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