Riverdale Park

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]

Trolley Trail will connect Hyattsville, Riverdale Park

November 17, 2013

BY SUSAN HINES — Despite the sudden chill in the air, the mood at the October 23 groundbreaking for the long awaited Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail was one of warmth and mutual triumph.  Converting a former streetcar right-of-way that extends from the District to Laurel into a paved [read more]

Pride and Prejudice — and Coffee

April 20, 2013

BY JANE MURPHY — “Elizabeth’s mind was too full for conversation, but she saw and admired every remarkable spot and point of view.” This is how Elizabeth Bennet reacts to the elegant estate of Pemberley in Jane Austen’s 19th-century novel Pride and Prejudice. And on March 9, an excited [read more]

Whole Foods clears its last zoning hurdle

August 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Developers for the Cafritz property in Riverdale Park have been  granted the rezoning required to  bring the county’s first Whole  Foods – as well as nearly 1,000  residential units and four acres  of retail space – to one of the last  wooded stretches of Route 1. [read more]

Whole Foods moves closer to reality with county zoning approval

February 8, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — On February 2, the Prince George’s County Planning Board unanimously approved a rezoning request for a 37-acre wooded property in Riverdale Park. The approval opens the way for the land, owned by the Cafritz family, to be turned into a mixed-use development that [read more]

The Blues live on in Riverdale Park

January 10, 2012

  BY JIM GROVES — “Blues in E, regular 1-4-5,” someone yells. A guitar gives an opening riff, followed by a sweet harmonica.  Slowly, more sound rolls in: guitars, mandolin, saxophone, piano, harmonica and, finally, a voice tearing into a blues song that has been sung since the 1950s. [read more]

Book on Riverdale Park history released

December 11, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Congratulations to the Historical Association of Riverdale Park on Images of America: Riverdale Park, the latest in a series by Arcadia Publishing. (Hyattsville’s, you may remember, was published in 2008). Donald Lynch, Tom Alderson and Melissa Avery co-authored the [read more]

Miss Floribunda: A week’s worth of farmers’ markets

May 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My wife and I recently returned from the Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market with some asparagus, eggs and honey, which we shared with the young couple next door. They accused of us of being “locovores,” and when I indignantly asked what they meant by that, they laughed and [read more]
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