Riverdale Park

Vote for the ‘Best of Route 1’ in Our Reader Poll

Who makes the best coffee? Where’s the best playground? What’s the best place to go to yoga, listen to live music or eat Sunday brunch? For five years, we’ve been giving you tips on the best things to do along the … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire’s New Events Calendar

The Hyattsville Wire recently added an events calendar where you can add your own local events for free including ones from Hyattsville, University Park, Riverdale Park, College Park, Mount Rainier and other nearby communities. As part of some recent upgrades to the site, we’ve … Continue reading

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Rt. 1 Communities Promote Tolerance With Signs

The national election was almost six months ago, but political lawn signs are still going strong in Hyattsville and other Route 1 communities like University Park. In the months since the presidential election, signs have popped up all over the … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Roots Run Deep

Route 1 can trace its origins in part to the 17th century. The U.S. highway that runs through this area was once part of a system of roads connecting the colonies called the King’s Highway. Named for King Charles II of … Continue reading

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Meet the Bear in Riverdale Park

Route 1’s newest piece of public art is a giant blue bear. Located at the entrance to Riverdale Park Station near the Whole Foods, the stainless steel and urethane sculpture is an instant landmark, especially helpful at what will eventually … Continue reading

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Here’s What’s Behind the Grocery Store Boom

The greater Hyattsville area is having a boom in high-end grocery stores. Yes! Organic Market moved into the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville in 2011. An upscale Safeway opened at University Town Center in 2016. And Whole Foods finally came to Prince … Continue reading

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State-Chartered Bank Comes to Riverdale Park

If you’re not happy with your bank, you’ll have another option soon. Old Line Bank, a state-chartered bank with 21 branches around Maryland, is coming to Riverdale Park Station. Given that large national banks score about as well as health … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Station Preserves History

At the entrance of the new Whole Foods is a circular brick structure that surrounds some interesting local history. The brick itself is new. It serves as a protective veneer to an important archeological site: one of only three remaining 19th … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Draws Attention to Route 1

The new Whole Foods has already had an effect on Route 1. The opening of the grocery store chain at Riverdale Park Station has received a ton of attention from Washington-area media. The Washington Post wrote more than one story. Business-oriented publications like … Continue reading

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