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Vigilante Coffee Coming Soon to College Park

College Park will get its own Vigilante Coffee as early as this fall. The popular Hyattsville hangout will open its second outpost at 8200 Baltimore Ave., previously the site of #1 Liquors, with indoor seating for 25 to 30 people. … 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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Vigilante Offers Coffee Grounds for Your Garden

If you like Vigilante’s coffee, you can get some to go—for your garden. Like many coffee shops, the Hyattsville hangout offers its used grounds for free to customers who want to use it in their gardens or compost piles. (Starbucks … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Wire Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

This month, the Hyattsville Wire celebrates its fifth anniversary. In May of 2012, we started this website because we felt communities along Route 1 weren’t being covered well, especially online, where coverage tended to focus on politics and crime. We wanted … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Catholics Draw National Attention

A bestselling book about conservative Christianity has drawn national attention to the Hyattsville Catholic community. American Conservative editor Rod Dreher’s book “The Benedict Option” calls for Christians to build enduring communities as a bulwark of what he views as a decadent American culture. One … Continue reading

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Vigilante Coffee Places Among Top U.S. Roasters

The owner of Vigilante Coffee was named one of the top roasters at the U.S. Coffee Championships. At the April 21-23 event in Seattle, Chris Vigilante placed fifth in the U.S. Roaster Championship, with a total score of 240.63, alongside roasters … Continue reading

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Starbucks Opens at Riverdale Park Station

The greater Hyattsville area will soon have another option for coffee. A new Starbucks location next to the forthcoming Whole Foods at Riverdale Park Station opened recently, the first business to do so at the 37-acre site. It’s almost equidistant from … Continue reading

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Vigilante Coffee to Expand to College Park

Move over Starbucks. One of the D.C. area’s hottest coffeeshops is coming to College Park. Vigilante Coffee has one location in downtown Hyattsville and is planning on expanding later this year to nearby College Park, home of the University of Maryland. … Continue reading

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Siphon Coffee at Vigilante

Vigilante Coffee has upped the coffee game in the D.C. area once again. The Hyattsville coffee shop serves siphon coffee—a brewing technique so old it’s new again and one that’s a treat to watch. Siphon coffee makers look like something Bill … Continue reading

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Classical Vigilante

Vigilante Coffee hasn’t just upgraded the quality of Hyattsville’s coffee — it’s also made it a little better for music. On recent Fridays, the coffee shop and roastery in the historic downtown has hosted the Excelsa Quartet, a group of … Continue reading

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