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 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.
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In his day job, Alex Heitkemper sells homes. But in his off hours, he can often be found working on his latest project at his home woodworking shop in University Park. In recent weeks, Heitkemper has been putting the finishing … Continue reading
The Purple Line likely won’t begin carrying passengers until as early as February of 2023, about a year behind schedule. The delays are fairly typical of major public transportation projects, but they will lead to more grousing from the project’s … Continue reading
When her husband was in the Navy, Krisi Hora moved every two or three years. Each time, she would buy and sell their furniture on the side. Once Chad Hora left the military, the couple decided to do it full … Continue reading
The partial government shutdown has hurt Hyattsville’s Sangfroid Distilling in the first weeks of its launch. As one of the final steps before selling their products, brewers and distilleries must get approval for the design of their labels from the … Continue reading
A family-run tire repair shop in downtown Hyattsville closed this week, bookending an era of history along the Route 1 corridor. Open since 1999, The Tire Place was popular for fixing flat tires and quickly handling small repairs for local … Continue reading
Stories about local development, shopping and dining continued to be the most-read items on the Hyattsville Wire in 2018. A look back at the top stories this year showed that changes in Hyattsville, College Park and Greenbelt were big draws. … Continue reading
One of the oldest structures still standing in Maryland sits just off Route 1. Located inside the Fort Lincoln Cemetery, the Old Spring House was built by English colonists who lived in the area in 1683 on the spot of … Continue reading
This holiday season we spotted a fruit fan adorning a door of a University Park home. Contrary to popular conception, the tradition of creating a holiday “fruit fan” to post above the door does not date to Colonial Williamsburg. In … Continue reading
Sangfroid Distilling will have a soft opening this weekend in South Hyattsville. Continue reading