Marche Florist building

Pizzeria Paradiso Hyattsville to open July 8

July 7, 2017

Craving some delicious pizza and craft beer? Good news! The Hyattsville location of Pizzeria Paradiso will open for business on Saturday, July 8. Credited with introducing the Washington area to Neapolitan-style pizza more than 25 years ago, chef and owner Ruth Gresser’s fourth outpost will [read more]

Coming soon: Art Works Now, Pizzeria Paradiso set to open in June

May 24, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — Art and pizza lovers rejoice! The much-anticipated, long-awaited Hyattsville locations of Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso are opening soon. The nonprofit community art studio and the popular pizza restaurant will share the space that once housed the Marché Florist at 4800 [read more]

New art & pizza hub breaks ground in Hyattsville

July 19, 2015

BY NADIA BARNETT — At the July 18 groundbreaking of the new Art Works and Pizzeria Paradiso, the excitement surrounding the upcoming art center and pizzeria was everywhere. The once-Marché Florist building, a landmark for many in the community, will be transformed into a place where art and art [read more]

UPDATE: Art Works Now will be able to move forward

November 14, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT AND CAROLINE SELLE — On Oct. 20, after more than a year of debate about the Marché Florist building, the Prince George’s County Council voted 8-1 to overturn the site’s historic designation. While Art Works Now Executive Director Barbara Johnson, one of the owners of the [read more]

Pizzeria Paradiso and Art Works Now project lives

October 20, 2014

BY CAROLINE SELLE AND REBECCA BENNETT —  After nearly 90 minutes of discussion, the District Council voted 8-1 to overturn Marché Florist building historic site designation. Art Works Now Executive Director Barbara Johnson appeared before the District Council to argue in support of [read more]

Timeline of Art Works & Marché Florist building

October 8, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — 2004 – Marché Florist building added as a contributing resource in the Hyattsville National Register Historic District, marking that it may be significant in local history, architecture, archaeology, or culture. Foreclosure – Marché Florist building ends up in [read more]

Art Works appeal to be heard October 20

October 8, 2014

BY REBECCA BENNETT — A District Council hearing on October 20 may determine the fate of the much-anticipated Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso project almost a year after the saga began. ALSO: Timeline of Art Works and Marché Florist building In 2013, Mount Rainier-based Art Works announced [read more]

Art Works loses decision, but not hope

January 19, 2014

BY DANIELLE PROBST — While a December decision by the Historic Preservation Commission seemed likely to derail the planned Art Works/Pizza Paradiso project at the former Marche building, it now appears that the project will go forward, though details are yet to be determined. On January 8, Art [read more]

Plans begin to take root for Art Works new location

July 8, 2013

BY ROSANNA LANDIS WEAVER — The plans are drawn, the capital campaign begun, and Pizzeria Paradiso has announced its intention to share the space. But there’s still a great deal of work left to complete before Art Works opens in its new location in  2014. Children create at Art Works Studio [read more]