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How HB 1052 Could Hurt Hyattsville’s Boom

A proposed state law could put a crimp in downtown Hyattsville’s revitalization. House Bill 1052 would restrict how much beer small breweries can serve in their taprooms, potentially hurting the upcoming Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, a Belgian-inspired brewery set to … Continue reading

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College Park Moves Closer to Opening Lidl

College Park is moving a step closer to opening a new alternative grocery store. Demolition will begin soon on the old Clarion Inn building on Route 1, clearing the way for construction on the upcoming Lidl grocery. The hotel at … Continue reading

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Two Coworking Spaces Opening in Hyattsville

Two coworking spaces are coming to downtown Hyattsville soon. Dream Village, a coworking space aimed at entrepreneurs, is slated to open soon at 5128 Baltimore Ave., in the space next to Tanglewood Works. The brainchild of Eunique Jones Gibson, founder of … Continue reading

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Express to Join Lineup at Mall at Prince Georges

The Mall at Prince Georges, which is undergoing its biggest renovation in six decades, has updated its schedule of upcoming openings, including adding Express to its lineup. As part of a $30 million renovation, the Hyattsville mall has already added some earthy … Continue reading

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What’s Behind Route 1’s Fitness Boom

Route 1 is having a fitness boom. A Gold’s Gym at Riverdale Park Station, opening this spring, will join CrossFit Hyattsville, an LA Fitness at Prince George’s Plaza (and another in Greenbelt), a Planet Fitness at the Mall at Prince George’s and an iLoveKickboxing … Continue reading

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Eat Your Heart Out at Pan Lourdes Bakery

From the outside, Pan Lourdes Bakery is unassuming. But step inside the Mount Rainier bakery and you’re instantly hit with the warm smells of pastries, cakes and cookies being made. Their motto: 100% Salvadoran Sweet Breads From Our Oven to … Continue reading

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Former Jey’s Auto Site Gets a Makeover

Owner Jey Edward is fixing up the former gas station at the northern corner of the Arts District. The Silver Spring business owner has long sparred with the city of Riverdale Park over the future of the site, but he … Continue reading

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Why Robert Harper Books Is Set to Close in 2018

Robert Harper makes good money selling books, but that hasn’t worked as well when running a physical bookstore. For four years, the retired IT professional has sold books online at Amazon and Abe Books, earning around $10,000 a month. But since … Continue reading

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Why Hyattsville’s Santa Draws Visitors From Afar

Every mall has a Santa around Christmastime, but Hyattsville’s has some people willing to drive from several states away. As one of only two malls in the D.C. area with a black Santa and one of only a few nationally, the … Continue reading

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See the Future of the College Park Metro Station

The College Park Metro station will be unrecognizable in a few years. The Prince George’s County planning board has approved preliminary plans for an apartment and retail building just south of the Metro stop on River Road. Gilbane Development, which … Continue reading

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