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 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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Old Maryland Grill Prepares for August Opening

Mike Franklin’s newest restaurant is getting close to opening. The owner of Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, and General Store in Hyattsville will open a new outpost at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in August. Old Maryland Grill, which also goes by … Continue reading

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Ginn’s Warehouse Gets a Graffiti Sendoff

Hyattsville’s latest public art will be going away soon. A group of nearly 50 graffiti artists tagged the former site of Ginn’s Warehouse in West Hyattsville earlier this month as part of a temporary art project visible from the Green … Continue reading

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Several Hyattsville Restaurants Get Noticed

Several Hyattsville restaurants have gotten attention in recent days, adding to the area’s growing reputation as a foodie haven. Shagga Coffee and Restaurant in Hyattsville again made the Washingtonian‘s list of the Best Cheap Eats in the D.C. area, earning … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Macy’s Adds New ‘Backstage’

The Hyattsville Macy’s is adding a new discount area to its store, the third in the D.C. area. The new Macy’s Backstage will be located on the department store’s third floor at the Mall at Prince George’s, with an opening … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Honors Jim Henson

Jim Henson has three separate memorials along the Route 1 corridor. The creator of the Muppets spent his early childhood in Leland, Mississippi, which has a small welcome center with educational displays, memorabilia and a gift shop. But his family … Continue reading

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Meet the Winners of the Best of Route 1 Poll

The Hyattsville Wire has announced the winners of the first-ever Best of Route 1 reader poll. A few local favorites did well, as expected. Vigilante Coffee won best place to get a cup of coffee, while Diane Contreras won best barista. Franklin’s Restaurant won … Continue reading

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Pizzeria Paradiso Makes Its Debut

Pizzeria Paradiso held a soft opening Friday night. Hyattsville’s newest pizza place is officially opening for business at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, but the staff was serving pizza and beers a day early to a small, enthusiastic crowd. The 2,000-square-foot restaurant … Continue reading

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Study: Demand for High-End Retail on Route 1

Prince George’s County has an unmet demand for more high-end retail, but the Route 1 corridor remains a bright spot. A study by the county planning department found that Prince George’s could generate $1.4 billion more from retail sales if … Continue reading

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Solar Power Grows on Route 1

A new apartment complex will be the greenest yet along Route 1. Studio 3807 in Brentwood will have solar panels on the roof that will reduce consumption by almost 80 percent and charging stations for electric cars in the garage. It will be built … Continue reading

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DeMatha’s Draft Pick Gets National Attention

DeMatha has produced yet another NBA draft pick. The selection of Markelle Fultz Thursday marked the 23rd time a graduate of the Hyattsville Catholic school has produced a pro basketball player, second only to Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, according to a … Continue reading

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