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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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The Evolution of Pizza on Route 1

Want a slice on Route 1? You’ve got options. In recent weeks, two more pizza places have opened in the area at opposite ends of the spectrum: Pizzeria Paradiso, a gourmet sit-down restaurant in Hyattsville with a wide selection of … Continue reading

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Route 1 Will Be Fine Without the Purple Line

The outlook for the Purple Line looks grimmer than ever. The proposed 16 mile light-rail line running from New Carrollton to Bethesda has faced repeated setbacks, including a federal judge’s decision to strip the project of federal approval. In an … Continue reading

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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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Why Route 1 Is Getting Another 7-Eleven

The Route 1 corridor will get yet another 7-Eleven, and it’s a good news/bad news kind of development. The new convenience store at 6315 Baltimore Avenue in Riverdale Park is about a third of a mile north of one in … 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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Salvadoran Restaurant to Take Benny’s Spot

A Salvadoran restaurant will move in to the spot formerly occupied by Benny’s Chinese restaurant just outside Hyattsville’s Arts District. Las Comadres will serve dishes from El Salvador as well as Tex-Mex and American food such as hamburgers and salmon. … Continue reading

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