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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]

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]

Mini parks are popping up for PARK(ing) Day

September 20, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Spaces usually meant for cars will be transformed into pop-up parks tomorrow for the City of Hyattsville’s PARK(ing) Day event, back for the third year. Throughout the day, residents and visitors can visit the pop-up parks and grab samples of coffee and pizza, make [read more]

Vigilante Coffee members to compete in U.S. CoffeeChamps

February 2, 2018

By KRISSI HUMBARD — Two members of the Vigilante Coffee Co. team are headed to New Orleans to compete for a spot in the national coffee championships. Diane Contreras, Vigilante’s director of training, and Franklin Ventura, the shop’s head roaster, took a road trip to the competition [read more]

Robert Harper Books slated to close in 2018

December 20, 2017

BY ELLEN TREIMEL — Robert Harper Books, the Hyattsville area’s only stand-alone bookstore, is slated to close its doors at the end of January 2018. The store opened in March 2016 on a short block of Rhode Island Avenue, just off the Trolley Trail and near the Riverdale MARC train station. The [read more]
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