Development in Hyattsville: University Town Center

September 10, 2011

BY KAREN J. RILEY — Portions of financially strapped University Town Center were recently forced into foreclosure, raising questions about the future of the mixed-use Hyattsville complex. On August 10, six UTC parcels were sold at auction to the banker, Wells Fargo, for $25.1 million, according [read more]

Development in Hyattsville: Queens Chapel Town Center

September 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — Normally at this time of year, organizers would be putting the finishing touches on plans for the annual International Festival, held every September at Queens Chapel Town Center. This year, though, the city’s 125th anniversary celebration is scheduled for that weekend [read more]

Police go to great heights for Special Olympics

September 1, 2011

BY BART LAWRENCE – Chief Douglas Holland of the Hyattsville Police Department (HPD) seems like an honest guy. So we have to believe him when he says, referring to the glazed pastry in his hand, “I think this is my first doughnut in five years.” Holland was outside a local Dunkin’ [read more]

From the Editor: East Side Story

July 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE —What’s in a name? When it comes to brand names, plenty. Take EYA. When the townhouses on the west side of Route 1 were being developed, EYA established its brand here by lining several blocks along the east side with mural-sized ads. So it’s understandable that many residents [read more]

Rhode Island Reds fades to black

July 10, 2011

BY SUSIE CURRIE — After nearly three years, Rhode Island Reds Café has closed its doors. But for the right price, a new owner could open them. Citing the desire for more time with his wife and two sons, ages 7 and 12, owner Christopher Brophy made the announcement in a characteristically terse [read more]

The Shoppes at Arts District Hyattsville: What is opening when

May 10, 2011

Essential Day Spa has polish in every color of the rainbow — and then some. Photo courtesy Catie Currie. BY SUSIE CURRIE — Look for a flurry of activity in the coming months at the new retail center at the corner of Jefferson Street and Route 1.  Elevation Burger became the first [read more]
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