Business

Vigilante Coffee members to compete in U.S. CoffeeChamps

February 2, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Two members of the Vigilante Coffee Co. team are headed to New Orleans to compete for a spot in the national coffee championships. Diane Contreras, Vigilante’s director of training, and Franklin Ventura, the shop’s head roaster, took a road trip to the competition [read more]

Robert Harper Books slated to close in 2018

December 20, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Robert Harper Books, the Hyattsville area’s only stand-alone bookstore, is slated to close its doors at the end of January 2018. The store opened in March 2016 on a short block of Rhode Island Avenue, just off the Trolley Trail and near the Riverdale MARC train station. The [read more]

After series of setbacks, Shortcake Bakery is back

December 14, 2017

By MARY STEVENSON and SALLY MIDDLEBROOKS — Open the door of Shortcake Bakery, leave behind the traffic on Route One, and inhale the fragrance of coffee, fresh cakes, cookies, and scones. Master baker and owner, Cheryl Harrington, greets you with a warm smile and lots of choices. A chocolate [read more]

Major development proposed for WSSC building site

November 11, 2017

BY ALLAN WALTERS — A crowd of over 200 Hyattsville residents descended upon Vigilante Coffee Company on Nov. 8 to view and provide comments on a presentation by local developer, Werrlein Properties. The pitch? A proposal to develop the former Washington Suburban Sanitary Corporation (WSSC) site [read more]

The new face of the Mall at Prince Georges

October 18, 2017

BY MARIA D. JAMES — Between the large construction equipment and huge colorful banners with the words “new” and “coming soon,” it’s hard not to notice that major changes are happening to the Mall at Prince Georges. According to the mall’s owners, these exterior and interior changes [read more]
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