Tag Archives: Riverdale Park Station

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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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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Solar Power Grows on Route 1

A new apartment complex will be the greenest yet along Route 1. Studio 3807 in Brentwood will have solar panels on the roof that will reduce consumption by almost 80 percent and charging stations for electric cars in the garage. It will be built … Continue reading

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How Route 1 Became a Bike Haven

Route 1 has become a great place for bicycling, with shops, trails, bike-sharing stations and strong local support. There are several locally owned bike shops: Hyattsville’s Arrow Bicycle, College Park Bicycles and Proteus Bicycles. And the Mount Rainier Bike Co-op offers free workshops on bicycle … Continue reading

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Meet the Bear in Riverdale Park

Route 1’s newest piece of public art is a giant blue bear. Located at the entrance to Riverdale Park Station near the Whole Foods, the stainless steel and urethane sculpture is an instant landmark, especially helpful at what will eventually … Continue reading

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Here’s What’s Behind the Grocery Store Boom

The greater Hyattsville area is having a boom in high-end grocery stores. Yes! Organic Market moved into the Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville in 2011. An upscale Safeway opened at University Town Center in 2016. And Whole Foods finally came to Prince … Continue reading

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State-Chartered Bank Comes to Riverdale Park

If you’re not happy with your bank, you’ll have another option soon. Old Line Bank, a state-chartered bank with 21 branches around Maryland, is coming to Riverdale Park Station. Given that large national banks score about as well as health … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park Station Preserves History

At the entrance of the new Whole Foods is a circular brick structure that surrounds some interesting local history. The brick itself is new. It serves as a protective veneer to an important archeological site: one of only three remaining 19th … Continue reading

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University Park Mayor on the Kojo Nnamdi Show

Tune in today, April 12, to The Kojo Nnamdi Show at 12:00-12:30 p.m., to hear University Park Mayor Len Carey talk about Riverdale Park Station and the new “Whole Foods Effect.”

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Cool Off at Riverdale Park Station

There are lots of ways to cool off at Riverdale Park Station as the temperatures go up whether you’re grabbing a beer, or an iced coffee, or playing in this cool fountain in Village Square right across from Starbucks. Forget the Yards Park. The kids can play … Continue reading

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