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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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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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Whole Foods Begins to Take Shape

The developers bringing a Whole Foods to Riverdale Park are getting ready to start work on more commercial buildings next door. Set to open later this year, the grocery store is taking shape. According to developers, another building will be … Continue reading

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Is Founding Farmers Coming to Riverdale Park?

The Hyattsville Wire heard from a local Realtor who heard from a Prince George’s County government official that Founding Farmers is also looking into opening up a location at the upcoming Whole Foods Market in Riverdale Park. Apparently, like the possible Apple retail … Continue reading

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Express: Hyattsville is Charming, Affordable

D.C. commuters saw some nice words about Hyattsville Wednesday. A two-page spread in the “Hot Hoods” section of the Washington Post-produced Express commuter paper highlighted the Arts District, the local arts and restaurant scenes and the coming Whole Foods Market. Metro … Continue reading

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Bikram Yoga Studio Opens Saturday

The first bikram yoga studio in Prince George’s County will open this Saturday near Hyattsville in neighboring Riverdale Park. Bikram Hot Yoga Riverdale Park will hold a grand opening at 9:30 a.m. at 6202 Rhode Island Ave., in the town … Continue reading

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All the Free Wi-Fi Networks in Hyattsville

Chain stores and restaurants provide most of the free Wi-Fi networks in Hyattsville. A survey by the Hyattsville Wire of local public Internet hotspots found that most of them are provided by national chains, especially around Prince George’s Plaza. That … Continue reading

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Route 1’s Calvert House Inn Closes

The Calvert House Inn Restaurant & Pub in Riverdale closed, ending another chapter of Route 1 history. Known for its fresh seafood, intimate setting, and white tablecloths, the Calvert House shut its doors on Feb. 1 after more than a half … Continue reading

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Sign of the Season

Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville recently added some globe string lights above its outdoor patio, which will remain up through the end of the year. This adds a nice touch to the Arts District nighttime landscape.

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Used Books Now Available at Busboys

Now Hyattsville’s Busboys and Poets has used books available for as low as 50 cents. We caught up with Bill Crane, primary bookseller for the store, who told us this new initiative started recently when a friend of Busboys founder … Continue reading

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