Tag Archives: Tanglewood Works

How to Shop Small Business Saturday on Route 1

Here’s a two-fer: Get your loved ones a present while helping support small businesses along the Route 1 corridor. Now in its eighth year, Small Business Saturday, which takes place this Saturday, Nov. 24,  is designed to promote local shops … Continue reading

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Inside the New Urban Farm in Mount Rainier

The Route 1 corridor’s rapidly growing community of farmers, roasters, brewers and distillers are working together in some surprising ways. In recent years, a number of interesting artisanal businesses have started up locally, a sign of a healthy, dynamic community. … Continue reading

Posted in Brentwood, College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Brentwood’s New Collective Boosts Local Artists

A new lifestyle and vintage store in Brentwood is promoting local artists, especially those with disabilities. Located in unit 311 on the ground floor of the ezStorage building at 4303 Rhode Island Avenue, The Collective sells its own vintage clothes, … Continue reading

Posted in Brentwood, Hyattsville | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Brentwood’s New Collective Boosts Local Artists

Cookie Wear Joins Hyattsville’s Retro Scene

Hyattsville’s retro wave got another boost last month when Cookie Wear opened. Located on Farragut St. next to the Firehouse Lofts, the shop sells clothes from the 1960s through the 1990s as well as bespoke items with the same vibe. Michelle … Continue reading

Posted in Hyattsville | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

New Vintage Shops Opens in Hyattsville

Holli Mintzer spends her free time at estate sales, auctions, thrift stores and flea markets. Her target: Vintage clothing, jewelry, art and more. Now she’s sharing her best finds at Suffragette City, a new shop at 5101 Baltimore Avenue in … Continue reading

Posted in Hyattsville | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

An Interview With Tanglewood’s ‘Dumpster Diva’

As the founder of Tanglewood Works, Sue Older-Mondeel hasn’t just helped “upcycle” the home goods she sells, she’s also taught residents along the Route 1 corridor how to do it themselves. The Hyattsville store’s owner and resident “dumpster diva” leads regular workshops … Continue reading

Posted in Hyattsville | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

A Retro Design: Hyattsville’s Handpainted Signs

Hyattsville businesses are riding a retro trend popular among hip enclaves across the United States: handpainted signs. Once the dominant form of retail signage, handpainted business names and murals dropped in popularity in the mid 20th century as mass-produced signs … Continue reading

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Retro Design: Hyattsville’s Handpainted Signs

Route 1 Corridor Scores on ‘Best of D.C.’ List

Several businesses along the Route 1 corridor scored well in the 2018 Washington City Paper’s annual reader’s survey of the Best. of D.C. The 2018 survey, published this week, includes a number of local businesses in both its readers’ picks and … Continue reading

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, University Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in College Park, Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Riverdale Park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Meet the Winners of the Best of Route 1 Poll