Taqueria Habanero to Move Into Former Jimmy John’s Space in College Park
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by Alison Beckwith
6d ago
Taqueria Habanero has located a new home along the Route 1 corridor. The popular College Park eatery will move into the former Jimmy John’s location at 7410 Baltimore Ave., next to Marathon Deli. The news was announced by College Park’s The Restaurant Broker, which works with restaurant owners on real estate and played a part in finding the location. The Taqueria Habereno location was “more than a lease; it’s about supporting our local businesses and enriching College Park’s thriving economy,” the company wrote on Instagram. Taqueria Habanero had to close its previous location at 8145 Baltimor ..read more
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First Fridays Return at Community Forklift Near Edmonston (Sponsored Post)
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by admin
6d ago
After its successful return last year, Community Forklift is continuing its First Friday community events starting in May. On the first Friday of the month from May to September, the nonprofit reuse warehouse 4671 Tanglewood Dr. near Edmonston will be open late for live music, food and drinks for sale, local artist and vendor booths. During the First Friday events, discounts on salvaged and surplus home goods and building materials and the material donation drop-off bay will be open late, too. The first event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 3. It will feature live music by jazz-in ..read more
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Hyattsville Architect’s Side Gig: Teaching Owners How to Renovate Their Historic Homes
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by Alison Beckwith
1w ago
A Hyattsville architect will lead a workshop in May on how to “green” your historic home. Rayya Newman, owner of Triple Line Studio, has been carefully renovating a 1905 Victorian she and her husband, Adam, bought in 2016. Over the years, she’s learned a lot about how to use tax credits, grants and other incentives to restore a historic home and make it more environmentally sound — even adding a geothermal heating system. “The key is timing,” she told the Hyattsville Wire. “Usually a house project is urgent, or overwhelming, or both.” At the workshop, Newman will share tips such as how she tra ..read more
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Private School Near Mount Rainier to Hold Open House Saturday (Sponsored Post)
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by admin
1w ago
A private school on the border with Mount Rainier will hold an open house on Saturday, April 13. Located at 2112 Varnum St. NE just across the border in D.C., Chance Academy offers classes for students who are being homeschooled and also runs a summer camp program. Classes are focused on social-emotional learning to teach kids to be “out-of-the-box thinkers,” often involving field trips to local museums and cultural institutions. Individual classes are designed to include students of different ages based on students’ skill levels and maturity. Parents can also sign their children up to attend ..read more
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LensCrafters Opens New Flagship Store in Riverdale Park
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by Alison Beckwith
1w ago
A new flagship LensCrafters store is open at the Station at Riverdale Park. Located at 4530 Van Buren St., between Habit Burger and Denizens Brewing Co., the new store is part of an expansion for the eyewear retailer, which has over 1,000 locations in North America. The store held its grand opening last week, debuting one of the retailer’s new flagship stores, with high-resolution digital screens and LED walls, as well as iPads and touch screens that let customers simulate various lens features. LensCrafters has been leaning more into its reputation for high-end eyewear, launching new flagship ..read more
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Where to Watch the Partial Solar Eclipse on Route 1
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by Alison Beckwith
2w ago
You’ll be able to see a partial eclipse on Monday, April 8, on and around the Route 1 corridor. Although it lies outside the total eclipse area, the corridor will see an 87.4 percent coverage of the sun on Monday afternoon. According to a NASA eclipse tracker, the eclipse will start at 2:04 p.m. in Hyattsville, reach maximum coverage at 3:20 p.m., and return entirely to normal at 4:32 p.m. Monday is forecast to be partly cloudy. If you decide to go outside to see the eclipse, do not look directly at the sun. Instead, you can make a pinhole camera from household items to project an image of the ..read more
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New Social Justice Book Club Meets Monthly at Brentwood Food Hall (Sponsored Post)
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by admin
3w ago
A new book club focused on social justice is meeting each month at miXt Food Hall in Brentwood. Created by the Mount Rainier Branch Library and the Prince George’s County Office of Human Rights, the Solidarity Stories book club is for readers who want to engage in discussions about themes such as race, disability, LGBTQ+ rights, and gender equality. The book club, which is open to all adults aged 18 and above, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month from March to November at the food hall, located at 3809 Rhode Island Ave. All events are free. The first meeting, held on March 19 ..read more
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New Gateway Farmer’s Market Coming to Brentwood in May
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by Alison Beckwith
3w ago
A new farmer’s market will open in Brentwood in early May. The Gateway Farmers’ Market will take place in the Bunker Hill fire station’s parking lot at 3716 Rhode Island Ave., on the border of Brentwood and Mount Rainier. It will feature vendors from around the Route 1 corridor and nearby farms in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Local vendors will include Riverdale Park bakery Manifest Bread, Hyattsville Latin fusion restaurant Cocineros, Mount Rainier juice and smoothie bar The Waterhole, Brentwood candle shop Purple Rose Wellness, and Zeke’s Coffee, which also has a location in the Woodridge neig ..read more
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Here’s Where You Can Still Enjoy the Cherry Blossoms Around Route 1
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by Alison Beckwith
3w ago
If you missed visiting the Tidal Basin this year or avoided it because you hate crowds, you can still enjoy the cherry blossoms around the Route 1 corridor, especially this year when the blooming season is one of the longest on record.  Cherry blossoms can be seen in several areas around the corridor and one of the best sites is the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE, just a 15-minute drive from the corridor and home to a stunning array of cherry blossoms. At the Arboretum, you’ll find a rich tapestry of 70 cherry tree varieties, including three unique hybrids developed on-sit ..read more
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Apartment Building to Replace Former Church on Route 1 in Woodridge
The Hyattsville Wire
by Alison Beckwith
3w ago
A 20-unit apartment building is being built in the former location of a church in the Woodridge neighborhood of D.C., just south of Mount Rainier. Located at 2385 Rhode Island Ave. NE at the intersection with South Dakota Avenue, the former home of The Spirit of the Lord Baptist Church was torn down last year to make way for the apartments. The new building is being developed by D.C.-based Citadel Design Build Development, which has also worked on projects such as the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum in downtown D.C. D.C. property records show the owners bought the church and lot in ..read more
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