Tag Archives: College Park

Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

A free concert and fireworks spectacular from the City of College Park and the University of Maryland will be held at the University of Maryland Campus in Parking Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive. NightLife will entertain from 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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New Tech Center Takes Shape in College Park

The outlines of Route 1’s next big addition have become clear this week as construction continues at the entrance to the University of Maryland on Campus Drive. Named for a co-founder of Oculus VR, the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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Kapnos Taverna Headed to College Park

Noted D.C. restaurateur Mike Isabella is bringing his Greek restaurant to College Park. Isabella, whom you may recognize from his stints on “Top Chef,” will bring an outpost of Kapnos Taverna to The Hotel at the University of Maryland this summer. … Continue reading

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Parkrun in College Park Hopes to Set U.S. Record

A weekly timed running event in College Park hopes to set an American record for participation this Saturday. Parkrun College Park has held free five-kilometer running and walking races each Saturday on Paint Branch Trail since October. It aims to bring hundreds … Continue reading

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College Park Pioneers Amazon’s Latest Idea

College Park is one of 19 places around the country testing Amazon’s latest retail concept. Located in Terrapin Row off Guilford Drive, Amazon @ College Park doesn’t sell anything. Instead, you shop online and pick up your packages in the store. If you … 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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Lidl Grocery Store Headed to College Park

Discount grocery Lidl will make College Park one of its first U.S. locations. The German chain (pronounced leedle) is planning to open 100 stores along the East Coast by 2018, with the first stores opening in the Mid Atlantic and … Continue reading

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College Park Named Top Rental Investment

College Park rentals are a good investment, according to an analysis by Redfin. The online real estate services firm studied college towns associated with the 310 schools listed in the most recent U.S. News & World Report national ranking. They … 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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