Art will bloom at former florist’s

January 15, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — A new art school is coming to Hyattsville. Art Works Studio School of Mount Rainier will be moving into the Route 1 building in Hyattsville that for many years housed Marche Florists. William Marche started the family business in 1908 in Washington, D.C.  After he [read more]

Hyattsville gets $350,000 grant from state

December 10, 2012

BY SUSIE CURRIE — At a ceremony at Busboys & Poets on November 30, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown announced that Hyattsville would receive a $350,000 Community Legacy Grant. It’s among the largest awards the state bestowed to fund 58 projects across the state. Hyattsville’s share will be [read more]

Small Business Saturday means big sales for local merchants

December 10, 2012

In 2009, Community Forklift introduced “Green Friday” as an alternative holiday shopping experience for what Outreach Director Ruthie Mundell calls “not your typical big-box-stand-in-line-for-plastic-junk-imported-from- China [inventory].” It has since expanded into a six-week Green [read more]

Franklins turns 20

December 10, 2012

BY BILL HOLLAND – If you lived in Hyattsville in 1992, and you had something to celebrate – like say, the Redskins winning Super Bowl XXVI or a young Arkansas governor winning the presidential election – your options for where to spend the evening were, to say the least, limited. That was [read more]

University Town Center condos auctioned

November 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — In a two-hour auction held in Greenbelt October 28, Hyattsville’s University Town Center sold 33 units in two of its buildings, Plaza Lofts 22 and One Independence Plaza. While most people were keeping an eye on Hurricane Sandy, others were able to acquire condominiums for [read more]

Busboys readies bookstore for grand opening

November 10, 2012

BY PAULA MINAERT — Hyattsville has a bookstore again! It is a rarity these days, an independent bookstore. Housed in Busboys and Poets, it’s part of the successful retail StreetSense development. Manager Rodrigo Rioja describes it as a progressive bookstore, carrying books on topics such as [read more]

Local chef takes national honors

September 10, 2012

Monica Thomas’ swinging pantry door captures the feel of a restaurant kitchen. A Hyattsville resident since 2001, Thomas was named Personal Chef of the Year in 2012. Credit Susie Currie   BY SCARLETT SALEM — The national award for Personal Chef of the Year went to a Hyattsville [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]

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]
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