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Hyattsville Library Moves to Temporary Location

The Hyattsville public library has moved to a temporary location ahead of its demolition. The temporary library is located at 6502 America Boulevard, in a first-floor space across from Bonchon at University Town Center. Construction is set to begin this … 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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The Saucer is Saved, But Not the Library

It looks like the saucer will be saved, but the library behind it will not be. According to an article in the Gazette, the architects in charge of designing a new public library in Hyattsville will keep the iconic entryway. But, … Continue reading

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Will the Saucer Be Saved?

Will the saucer at the Hyattsville Public Library be saved? We’ll soon hear what 10 architecture firms think should be done. Prince George’s County is asking architects on contract to put together concept designs for the library, according to the … 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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A Half-Mile from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro

There’s a rule of thumb that people won’t walk more than a half mile to a transit station. It’s a handy way to gauge how many people might live or work in the area around a given stop, so we … Continue reading

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National Attention for the Saucer Campaign

Save our Saucer has gone big time. The campaign to save the saucer structure outside the Hyattsville public library was featured on the blog of the National Trust for Historic Preservation today. The post notes that the saucer is a … Continue reading

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Sweet Words for a Franklin’s Sour

Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery knows a thing or two about funky, so it’s not surprising that its One of Those Funky Thangs Wild Ale got high marks. The Washington City Paper had some sweet words for the sour taste of … Continue reading

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Not Much Official Support for the Saucer

Saving the saucer isn’t getting much institutional support. An article in this month’s Hyattsville Life and Times notes architect Melanie Hennigan of Grimm + Parker was “noncommittal” about keeping the Hyattsville library’s iconic entryway. “It’s a challenge,” she said. “It’s … Continue reading

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That Awkward Canopy

People weren’t big fans of the flying saucer at the Hyattsville library at first. Here’s a description of the building from the Washington Post’s Thomas Grubisich in a March 4, 1971 article (titled “The Library that Tries Harder”): Its design, … Continue reading

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