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Inside the New MOD Pizza in Riverdale Park

MOD Pizza will have a soft launch Thursday in Riverdale Park. Located in Riverdale Park Station near the Whole Foods, the fast-casual pizza chain will raise money for two causes on its first days in operation. On Thursday, 50 percent … Continue reading

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The Route 1 Corridor Puts a Bird on It

Everywhere you look on Route 1, there are birds. In the Woodridge neighborhood of D.C. along Rhode Island Avenue just south of Mount Rainier, there’s Nido, a Mediterranean small-plate restaurant named for the word for “nest” in Italian and Spanish, … Continue reading

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Distillery Coming to Downtown Hyattsville

A distillery will open in Hyattsville sometime next year. Sangfroid Distilling will make brandy, whiskey and the classic Dutch version of gin, known as genever, in a space to the right of the TESST building on Route 1 in Hyattsville’s … Continue reading

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An Office Building Gets New Life as Apartments

An office building at University Town Center will soon be reborn as apartments. Built in 1968, the 10-story building at 3700 East-West Highway is directly behind the new Safeway, around the corner from the movie theater and several restaurants, and … Continue reading

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Why the Mall at Prince Georges Just Got Cooler

The Mall at Prince Georges turned even cooler overnight. As part of the ongoing $30 million renovation, the front of the mall facing East-West Highway now includes tasteful white exterior accent lighting and decorative horizontal color-changing LED lights. The lights add a … Continue reading

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BeClaws Cajun Restaurant Opens in Hyattsville

BeClaws Cajun-fusion restaurant opened in Hyattsville last week. The University Town Center location is the second for the chain, which was started in Wheaton by Vu Huynh, who also runs frozen yogurt chain Yogiberry. The restaurant focuses on seafood, with Cajun and Asian influences. … Continue reading

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Hidden Brunch Spot: The Common

If you are looking for a new brunch spot, check out The Common. Set on the first floor of the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on the eastern side of campus at the University of Maryland, the restaurant opened … Continue reading

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Meet Route 1’s Favorite Barista

Diane Contreras would have moved back to California if it weren’t for Vigilante Coffee. A few years ago she moved to the D.C. area from Los Angeles and got a job teaching in Brookland. Her brother introduced her to Vigilante, … Continue reading

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Las Comadres Opens Today in Riverdale Park

Two Salvadoran women are opening a new restaurant today in the former site of Benny’s Carry Out at 5803 Baltimore Ave. in Riverdale Park, just north of Hyattsville’s Arts District. Las Comadres, which loosely translates to “the godmothers,” will serve Salvadoran … Continue reading

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MilkBoy ArtHouse Begins Live Performances

MilkBoy ArtHouse began holding live performances this week with its grand opening to take place this weekend. The College Park venue has had its cafe and bar area open since May, but it hadn’t yet begun hosting musicians, poets and other … Continue reading

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