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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An Interview With Woodworker Alex Heitkemper

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

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The Purple Line Is a Year Behind Schedule

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

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Inside College Park’s Peg Leg Vintage Store

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

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The Shutdown Hurts Sangfroid Distilling’s Rollout

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

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The Tire Place Closes, Ending an Era on Route 1

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

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The Hyattsville Wire’s Most-Read in 2018

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

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Route 1’s Historic Spring House: Circa 1683

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

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Happy Holidays From the Hyattsville Wire

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

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Sangfroid Distilling to Open This Weekend

Sangfroid Distilling will have a soft opening this weekend in South Hyattsville. Continue reading

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Land for Sale at Riverdale Park Town Center

Four lots totaling .92 acres are for sale across from Riverdale Park’s town center for $5.5 million, a sign that the area is ripe for redevelopment. The lots from 6201 to 6205 Natoli Place are being marketed by real estate … Continue reading

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