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.

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Inside the New Bella Salon in Riverdale Park

The new Bella Lifestyle Nail Salon and Spa will hold its grand opening on Sunday, March 24, at 4575 Van Buren St. at Riverdale Park Station, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the grand opening, coffee, tea and red … Continue reading

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Cuban Coffee Shop Kahvie Opens April 10

Cuban coffee shop Kahvie will open in Hyattsville on April 10. Located within the Vie Towers at University Town Center, Kahvie will serve Cuban-style coffee from woman-owned Grand Havana Coffee, including specialty drinks like cafecitos and cortaditos. The cafe will … Continue reading

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Greenbelt Mall’s Redevelopment Moves Ahead

A plan to dramatically revamp the Beltway Plaza mall in Greenbelt was approved by a county planning commission last week. In the near future, that will mean between 175 and 250 townhomes on Breezewood Road on the northern part of … Continue reading

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Try Out Route 1’s Five-Course Dinner

Four of the Route 1 corridor’s most interesting small businesses are working together to offer a five-course dinner and tasting event later this month. Sangfroid Distilling, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co. and Maryland Meadworks are partnering with Franklins restaurant for the … Continue reading

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Magruder Park Debate Moves Ahead

The debate over renaming Magruder Park in Hyattsville is moving forward. Council member Joseph Solomon has proposed directing the city administrator and/or city attorney to spend four months researching whether it’s possible for the city to rename the park without … Continue reading

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Peace Cross Could Reshape Church and State

A 40-foot cross in Bladensburg intended as a memorial to the World War I dead could shift the line between church and state in the U.S. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Paradiso Chef Up for National Award

Pizzeria Paradiso chef Ruth Gresser is a semifinalist for a prestigious James Beard award as outstanding restaurateur. Given annually by the James Beard Foundation since 1990, the awards recognize chefs, restaurateurs, authors and journalists who have contributed significantly to food … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Author Draws an Illustrated ‘Iliad’

A Hyattsville illustrator will soon release a graphic novel version of Homer’s Iliad. Gareth Hinds has illustrated classic literature for several years, including King Lear, Beowulf, the short stories of Edgar Allen Poe and The Odyssey, so it was natural … Continue reading

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Coffee Shop Headed to Downtown Riverdale Park

A coffee shop is headed to downtown Riverdale Park near two new restaurants, another sign of the area’s resurgence. The new cafe will be located in the building at 4701 Queensbury Ave., across the street from Riviera Tapas, Banana Blossom … Continue reading

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College Park Considers Apartments, Townhomes

A well-known developer has proposed new apartments and townhomes for graduate students on a 17-acre site just on the border of College Park. Rhode Island-based Gilbane Development Co., which is also building the Riverfront at West Hyattsville and another project … Continue reading

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