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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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Several Hyattsville Restaurants Get Noticed

Several Hyattsville restaurants have gotten attention in recent days, adding to the area’s growing reputation as a foodie haven. Shagga Coffee and Restaurant in Hyattsville again made the Washingtonian‘s list of the Best Cheap Eats in the D.C. area, earning … 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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Meet Hyattsville’s Honey Bee Farm

Hyattsville is home to a craft brewer, a coffee roaster and it even has its own apiary: The Hope Honey Farm. Beyond producing honey, the farm makes soaps and lip balm, some of which you can buy at the new Whole Foods at Riverdale Park Station, Brentwood … Continue reading

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Franklins: One of D.C.’s ‘Underrated’

Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store is well-known around Hyattsville, but the Washington Post recently listed its upstairs taproom among 11 of the D.C. area’s most underrated bars. For his story, critic Fritz Hahn decided to revisit “highly enjoyable bars” … Continue reading

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Franklins Expanding to College Park

A new four-star hotel in College Park will feature a restaurant from Mike Franklin, owner of Franklins in downtown Hyattsville. The $115 million hotel development is being built by Southern Management, but the real mastermind is the University of Maryland, which hopes … Continue reading

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The Hyattsville Saucer’s New Home

No one knows exactly where the saucer will land, but it’ll have a home. The funky saucer canopy at the Hyattsville Public Library has been spared and plans drawn up by an architectural firm for the county show it relocated and … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Has a Cameo in Political Ad

An ad for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown highlights Hyattsville. The 30-second TV ad, called “Not About the Numbers,” begins with a shot of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor before showing the front of Franklin’s Restaurant, Brewery and General Store, though it … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Now Bottles Its Beer

You can now get Franklin’s beer in a bottle. While you’ve long been able to buy other breweries’ beer from the general store or get a growler of Franklin’s own to take home, you couldn’t get it in a bottle. That’s changed, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: Franklin’s Beer in a Bottle?

You might soon be able to get Franklin’s beer in a bottle. A bill passed by the Maryland legislature which awaits Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature would allow microbreweries such as the Hyattsville institution to bottle and sell their own beer, according to … Continue reading

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