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College Park Day

Featuring: 2 stages of live music and performances by the best bands and performers in the area A taste of College Park – food trucks and restaurants and more A GIGANTIC Kids Fun Zone with obstacle courses, climbing wall, bounce … Continue reading

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Vigilante Coffee Coming Soon to College Park

College Park will get its own Vigilante Coffee as early as this fall. The popular Hyattsville hangout will open its second outpost at 8200 Baltimore Ave., previously the site of #1 Liquors, with indoor seating for 25 to 30 people. … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Pizza on Route 1

Want a slice on Route 1? You’ve got options. In recent weeks, two more pizza places have opened in the area at opposite ends of the spectrum: Pizzeria Paradiso, a gourmet sit-down restaurant in Hyattsville with a wide selection of … Continue reading

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A Slice of Aviation History in College Park

There’s a slice of aviation history in College Park that’s a great place to take the kids. The College Park Airport is the oldest continuously operated airport in the world. The Wright Brothers set up shop here in August of 1909 … Continue reading

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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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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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Route 1 Will Be Fine Without the Purple Line

The outlook for the Purple Line looks grimmer than ever. The proposed 16 mile light-rail line running from New Carrollton to Bethesda has faced repeated setbacks, including a federal judge’s decision to strip the project of federal approval. In an … 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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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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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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