Beyond Hyattsville

Riverdale Whole Foods means other high-end retailers to come

March 15, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT —The Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) mentioned the soon-to-come Whole Foods in Riverdale and the expectation that it will bring with it other high-end retailers: Cafritz and county officials declined to identify which retailers have expressed interest. “Whole Foods [read more]

Calvert House Inn Closes after 51 years in business

February 15, 2014

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — February 1 was much like any other day at Calvert House Inn, Restaurant and Pub. On the walls were glowing restaurant reviews from 20 years ago. Right outside the door was an oversize metal ashtray. At the tables were dishes of stuffed shrimp or Angus ribeye. And [read more]

Doing wellness well: local event covers health issues

February 15, 2014

Since 1995 Joe’s Movement Emporium has been a home to all types of artists and innovative programming.  In this spirit, it hosted the annual Wellness Fair on January 26 in an effort to promote good health within the community.  The event featured yoga classes, demonstrations and lectures, [read more]

Art Works loses decision, but not hope

January 19, 2014

BY DANIELLE PROBST — While a December decision by the Historic Preservation Commission seemed likely to derail the planned Art Works/Pizza Paradiso project at the former Marche building, it now appears that the project will go forward, though details are yet to be determined. On January 8, Art [read more]

New schools, new programs likely for 2014 school year

January 15, 2014

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — There are formalities to be resolved and approvals to be granted, but it appears that Hyattsville’s new, as-yet-unnamed elementary school may be the first in the county with an emphasis on arts education.  The Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) [read more]

Former Hyattsville mayor takes job in College Park

January 15, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — After two years abroad, former Hyattsville mayor Bill Gardiner has returned to the area to become the assistant city manager of College Park, a job he started on January 13. Gardiner, who served as mayor from 2003 to 2011, moved to Chile shortly after the 2011 election when his [read more]

City weighs Humvee acquisition

January 14, 2014

City can get one for free, but some councilmembers wonder:  At what cost? Humvee or no humvee? That is the question facing the Hyattsville City Council as it decides whether the police department should accept a free military-surplus High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle  (HMMWV), commonly [read more]

Suspect named in October assaults

January 10, 2014

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Why did it take nearly seven weeks for Prince George’s County Police Department officers to identify a suspect in the October 29 armed-robbery and sexual-assault spree near Northwestern High School? Because eight hours after the attacks, he was in jail after attempting [read more]

Small Business Saturday hits Hyattsville retailers

December 12, 2013

BY SCARLETT SALEM — This year, more national retailers unlocked their doors on Thanksgiving Day, kicking off the Black Friday shopping frenzy earlier than ever. But some shoppers waited for the deals from independent stores on November 30: Small Business Saturday. Ironically enough, it was a big [read more]
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