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Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

A free concert and fireworks spectacular from the City of College Park and the University of Maryland will be held at the University of Maryland Campus in Parking Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive. NightLife will entertain from 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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High-End Red Door Spa Comes to College Park

The new hotel in College Park will bring another amenity to the area: a high-end spa. The Hotel at the University of Maryland will include an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa when it opens sometime in July. Founded in 1910 by … Continue reading

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New Tech Center Takes Shape in College Park

The outlines of Route 1’s next big addition have become clear this week as construction continues at the entrance to the University of Maryland on Campus Drive. Named for a co-founder of Oculus VR, the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer … Continue reading

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Kapnos Taverna Headed to College Park

Noted D.C. restaurateur Mike Isabella is bringing his Greek restaurant to College Park. Isabella, whom you may recognize from his stints on “Top Chef,” will bring an outpost of Kapnos Taverna to The Hotel at the University of Maryland this summer. … Continue reading

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College Park Pioneers Amazon’s Latest Idea

College Park is one of 19 places around the country testing Amazon’s latest retail concept. Located in Terrapin Row off Guilford Drive, Amazon @ College Park doesn’t sell anything. Instead, you shop online and pick up your packages in the store. If you … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Other Historic District

Thanks in part to its annual house tour, which takes place today, the Hyattsville Historic District is well-known. But there’s another historic district in the area that’s not as well-publicized: College Heights Estates. The neighborhood north of University Park called College Heights Estates has been listed on the National Register … Continue reading

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How the University of Maryland Is Driving Development

The University of Maryland has become a prime mover in the Route 1 renaissance. In the past few years, the administration has become focused on turning College Park into one of the nation’s premier college towns with new high-end student housing, a $115 million … Continue reading

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Wine Bar Slash Coffeehouse Coming in 2016

College Park will soon get an independent wine bar-slash-coffeehouse from a longtime local business owner. The as-yet-unnamed drink spot will be located at 7131 Baltimore Ave., currently home to College Park Auto Parts, according to the Washington Business Journal: They … Continue reading

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Franklins Expanding to College Park

A new four-star hotel in College Park will feature a restaurant from Mike Franklin, owner of Franklins in downtown Hyattsville. The $115 million hotel development is being built by Southern Management, but the real mastermind is the University of Maryland, which hopes … Continue reading

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Life, the University of Maryland and Everything

The University of Maryland is home to one of the higher education’s most powerful supercomputers — and one of its nerdiest jokes. According to the Washington Post, the university’s supercomputer, deepthought2, was named the 14th most powerful one owned by an … Continue reading

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