Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Hyattsville hotspot top spot for economic development, says state development association.
The arts oriented, mixed use development along Hyattsville's downtown Route 1 corridor was recognized recently as 2012's top economic development project in the state by the Maryland Economic Development Association. Laurie Boyer, MDEA president, said that the development was an economic "home run." "Its mixed-use design, green sensibilities and retail offerings are creating an economic renaissance in Hyattsville," said Boyer in a press release. Dubbed the Arts District Hyattsville, the new-urbanist neighborhood was built by Bethesda-based developers EYA beginning back in 2006. Since then, the $213 million, 25-acre retail and residential project has grown to include restaurants, retail shopping and an organic grocery store. When complete…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Discussion examines social, economic factors informing development debates in the Route 1 corridor.
When a controversial development like the Cafritz property pops up, the conversation frequently turns to issues like traffic and aesthetic appropriateness. But those debates are fueled and informed by a host of other cultural and economic factors, some easier to talk about than others. A Conversations in the Corridor roundtable held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Busboys and Poets tried to broach a new conversation about local development issues, with a focus on the "tough questions" which they bring up. Moderated by Hyattsville's Ward One City Councilor Candace Hollingsworth and city resident Shannon Wyss, questions about race, class and ethnicity were posed to an audience of about a dozen. The conversation also tackled the ever changing, ever …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Patch editor Sarah Nemeth took a tour of the new restaurant on opening day.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
About veggie plants, free movies and French green beans.
Rise and shine, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. Patch thought you might want to know ahead of time about Bike to Work Day on May 20. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections invites you to celebrate bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work with this annual initiative. There are two pit stops in Hyattsville this year. Check out our post about the event later today. 2. Jack Creek Plants will have veggie plants on sale later today at the Riverdale Park Farmer’s Market. 3. The Green Lantern ride at Six Flags is open just to season pass holders from May 19-22. The new ride opens up to the public on May 25. 4. Here’s a quick update from University Christian Church: A Hip …
Friday, April 29, 2011
It's not open yet, but we know you all can't wait for the new BB&P to come to town. Here's a look at the outside of the building where it will be housed.
Busboys and Poets owner Andy Shallal sent out a Tweet earlier today saying the restaurant's Hyattsville location is getting ready to open. Hyattsville Patch sent him a message asking for more information. We'll let you know if we hear back with details.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
A look at what the area near EYA's Hyattsville development used to be like.
Doc White opened White House Garage at 132 Maryland Avenue (5323 Baltimore Avenue) shortly before 1920; it was Hyattsville's second sales agency and full service gas station. White sold Hudson Super Six and Essex autos. The building was operated continuously for auto service and sales. Its owners included Harry and Ruth Fleming of H.C. Fleming Motor Company from 1927 to 1931, who expanded service for 40 cars and sold Dodge Brothers and Graham. Hyattsville Auto Supply Company took over selling Buicks and Pontiacs and in the 1950s it operated as Fields Buick. In 1988, the building was purchased for the Lustine complex. It was demolished in 2006.