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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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Hyattsville’s Newspaper Goes Online

The Hyattsville Life & Times has gone online in a big way. After 10 years in print, the nonprofit newspaper soft-launched the new HyattsvilleLife.com website late last month to complement its monthly newspaper. The web team will be led by Rebecca Bennett, … Continue reading

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A Farm in College Park

You don’t have to travel far from Hyattsville to visit a real working farm. The University of Maryland in College Park has a campus farm that is open to visitors during regular business hours. The Hyattsville Wire visited recently and it had … Continue reading

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A $115 Million Luxury Hotel Planned for Route 1

The University of Maryland is looking to build a $115 million luxury hotel-conference center on three acres of land across from its main campus entrance along Route 1 and near the proposed Purple Line. The proposal includes a four-star hotel with … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Diverse Houses of Worship

For a small town, Hyattsville has a diverse array of houses of worship. Despite having a population of around 18,000 people, the city has churches representing a number of major Christian denominations, a synagogue and a Mormon ward, the larger of two types … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Homes Selling Well

On average, Hyattsville homes have sold for about one percent more than the listing price — the best ratio in the Washington area. That’s according to a study by RealEstate Business Intelligence for the Washington Post. The study found that … Continue reading

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