Marco & Polo brings Uyghur cuisine to area

March 1, 2019

By CAMILA VELLOSO — Hyattsville has a new Uyghur (pronounced “WEE-gur”) restaurant that opened in November 2018, and it has already gained a loyal following. Located at 6504 America Boulevard in University Town Center, Marco & Polo offers traditional Uyghur and Turkish cuisine, from [read more]

Banana Blossom Bistro opens for business in Riverdale Park

February 19, 2019

By MARIA D. JAMES — On Feb. 6 local residents Phil and Annie Esguerra witnessed their dream of running their own Vietnamese restaurant come alive. The couple are the owners of Riverdale Park’s newest restaurant, the Banana Blossom Bistro, located in the heart of Riverdale Park’s historic [read more]

The Tire Place shuts down for good

January 9, 2019

By WENDY BEATTY — A Hyattsville fixture since 1999, The Tire Place closed its doors to customers on Dec. 23, 2018. This time it’s permanent. According to owner Yanira Castro, she could no longer sustain the business, which was located at 5504 Baltimore Avenue. She cited a recent decline in [read more]

Poll: Rt. 1 indoor play space

January 8, 2019

How often would you and your family frequent an indoor play space in Hyattsville? At least weekly Bi-monthly 3-4 times a year Rarely, if ever 70 votes [read more]

New craft distillery makes hard liquor the hard way

December 17, 2018

By MATT HUMBARD — Nate Groenendyk and Jeff Harner, two brothers-in-law, are set to open Sangfroid Distilling this month — the first distillery to open in Prince George’s County since the end of Prohibition 85 years ago, and the first-ever distillery in Hyattsville. But the location and [read more]

Vigilante’s ‘Gloria’ coffee is the roast of the town

December 12, 2018

By TOM HINDLE — Hyattsville’s Vigilante Coffee Company attracts a loyal stream of followers from around the city and surrounding neighborhoods. To complement their customer variety, the coffee shop provides coffee from around the world, and since 2017, one coffee has stood out. Dubbed [read more]

One-year celebration showcases success for Sew Creative Lounge

November 20, 2018

By COLLEEN D. CURRAN — Sew Creative Lounge was filled with enthusiastic participants in the popular Sip and Sew DC class on Oct. 13 during the studio’s one-year anniversary celebration of its permanent location in Mount Rainier. Cecily Stewart Habimana introduced herself, along with co-founder [read more]

Area stores prep for Small Business Saturday

November 19, 2018

By THOMAS HINDLE — November and December are two of the busiest shopping months of the year. The Hyattsville Community Development Corp (HyCDC) is helping small businesses throughout the city and surrounding area ready themselves for the upcoming holiday madness. The HyCDC has been an integral [read more]
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