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 Highway, high-end apartments near the Prince George’s Plaza metro station and development planned near the West Hyattsville Metro station. Popular local hotspots include Franklin’s, 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.
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The Hyattsville Wire visited the Penthouse level of the new Hotel at the University of Maryland and there really isn’t anything else like it on Route 1. The outdoor terrace has views to the south and west of College Park … Continue reading
The Mall at Prince George’s has been part of the greater Hyattsville community for over 58 years and it’s going through one of its biggest transformations yet. While analysts predict that about a third of U.S. malls will close in … Continue reading
You’ve probably driven right past one of Hyattsville’s best taquerias without noticing. Tucked into an unassuming shopping center on Riggs Road, Taqueria El Mexicano has few frills, but makes up for it with flavor. The restaurant serves dishes from the … Continue reading
Construction is underway on a new apartment complex behind the Mall at Prince George’s. The building at 3420 Toledo Terrace is the latest project as part of a larger overhaul of the area. When complete, it will join the nearby 3350 at … Continue reading
The townhomes at Editor’s Park in Hyattsville are almost halfway sold. A map at the row home development on East-West Highway near the Home Depot shows 54 have been sold already, about half the houses that will be available in … Continue reading
Old Maryland Grill takes its name very seriously. Mike Franklin’s soon-to-open restaurant at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park will feature a number of signature dishes from around Maryland. The owner of Franklin’s Restaurant talked with … Continue reading
An indie rock band from Hyattsville will play at Riverdale Park Station Thursday. Blue Plains, whose sound has been compared to Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Wilco, will play a set at Bear Square near the Whole Foods Market from … Continue reading
The American mall is in trouble, but the Mall at Prince George’s is not. While analysts predict that about a third of U.S. malls will close in the next few years, Hyattsville’s shopping center is undergoing a $30 million renovation. … Continue reading
Hyattsville’s newest brewery is gaining a lot of attention. Streetcar 82 Brewing Co., which is set to open in a former auto garage on Route 1 not far from Pizzeria Paradiso, will be a Belgian-inspired brewery. The Hyattsville Wire caught … Continue reading