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]

End of an institution: Professional Carry Out to close

July 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — There will be an empty spot in Hyattsville at the end of this month: The Professional Carry Out, long beloved by many residents, will close its doors July 31. The owners, Hyun Joong Shin and Song Hee Shin, have run the business for almost 20 years. They offer hearty [read more]

What’s on Route 1? The view from the new Route 1 Ride bus

July 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Route 1 Ride, the county bus service that travels one of the area’s main commercial districts, can take you from IKEA in College Park down to the traffic circle in Mount Rainier. It’s free for students and seniors; the rest of us pay $1. It will soon be easy to pick out [read more]

Residents sell art, crafts online

July 10, 2012

BY SCARLETT SALEM — The city’s first-ever juried art show and street festival, Handmade in Hyattsville, is scheduled for November 3 at Queens Chapel Town Center. It will feature the work of artists living in and around the Arts District. But you don’t have to wait until then to see the [read more]

New season, new address for farmer’s market

June 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Did you miss out on getting a plot in the Hyatt Park Community Garden? Just across the street, in the parking lot of 3505 Hamilton Street, you’ll find what Southern Maryland farmer Peggy Campanella calls “the next best thing.” If you time it right, that is. The [read more]

More apartments, townhomes going up

April 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — The biggest new construction in Hyattsville is happening along the east side of Route 1. A year after the first tenants opened there, the retail space at Jefferson Street is nearly at capacity. The Hair Cuttery opened last month, and the long-awaited Spice 6 Indian restaurant [read more]

From the Editor: The best of both worlds

April 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — A lot of new growth is happening here in Hyattsville. The Route 1 corridor has blossomed since Busboys & Poets and the other shops at Jefferson Street have opened. There’s a definite energy you can sense, something creative and exciting. And that energy has attracted [read more]

Bestway lives up to its name

April 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — A month or so after it opened on the Hamilton Street site of the former Safeway, the Bestway on is garnering positive reactions from Hyattsville residents. “It’s bright and clean and spacious,” said Councilmember Tim Hunt (Ward 3) who was found shopping there on the [read more]

PHOTOS: Raise a glass to Franklins

March 1, 2012

It was a busy month for Franklins’ Restaurant, Brewery and General Store. The Second Annual Beer Dinner, featuring five courses paired with craft brews, sold out well before the February 22 event. Later that week, on February 26, the local landmark celebrated its 10th anniversary with [read more]

Thrift store opens on Rhode Island Avenue

February 8, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Can we ever have too many thrift stores? (Don’t answer that.) Caroline Sirri, a vendor at the Saturday flea market at Northwestern High School, has opened Fecosasa Consignment & Thrift Store at 4806 Rhode Island Avenue. Actually, at the moment it’s a thrift store only; [read more]
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