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Riverdale Park Just Got a Major Piece of Art

Route 1’s newest piece of public art is by a noted Spanish artist. “The Soul of Words I and II” was recently placed on the grassy area in front of the Whole Foods parking lot at Riverdale Park Station. The … Continue reading

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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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Playground Coming to Riverdale Park Station

Riverdale Park Station will soon have a new playground. Already partially constructed, the playground includes a variety of slides, climbing areas and towers for kids to play with. There’s even a section which includes a music station of chimes. Developers … Continue reading

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Trolley Trail to Open at Riverdale Park Station

The Trolley Trail is on schedule to open at Riverdale Park Station later this month. The northern end of the bike path has been blocked during construction of the Stanley Martin row home development on the 37-acre property, The gates … 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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MOD Pizza Opens in Riverdale Park on Oct. 20

MOD Pizza will open at Riverdale Park Station on Oct. 20. The fast-casual pizza chain will join a crowded local pizza scene, with everything from old-school pizzeria Ledo’s in College Park, to the new Potomac Pizza at the Hotel at the University of … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Unusual White Fire Trucks

Ask a kid to draw a fire truck, and they’ll draw a big red truck. But since the Riverdale Park fire department was started in 1923, its trucks have been white on the top and black on the bottom with … Continue reading

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Meet Hyattsville’s Indie Rock Band, Blue Plains

An indie rock band from Hyattsville will play at Riverdale Park Station Thursday. Blue Plains, whose sound has been compared to Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Wilco, will play a set at Bear Square near the Whole Foods Market from … Continue reading

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Maryland Breaks Ground on the Purple Line

Maryland broke ground on the Purple Line Monday, 31 years after it was first proposed. At a ceremonial event Monday, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao signed a funding agreement for the 16-mile light rail line, which will run from New Carrollton … Continue reading

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Riverdale Park’s Historic Train Stop

You can credit the family that owned the Riversdale mansion for Riverdale Park’s historic train stop. At the turn of the 19th century, the Calvert family owned a 729-acre plantation north of Bladensburg, where they grew tobacco and other crops. The property … Continue reading

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