Friday, March 15, 2013
New seafood restaurant also coming to site of former dollar store at the Shops at Queens Chillum.
Representatives of the Shops at Queens Chillum, the shopping center which houses the to soon-to-close Giant grocery store on Queens Chapel Road, said that they are committed to getting a new grocery store to fill the space in the future. "We actually have contacted directly a lot of the national stores like Safeway, and the regional and local stores," said Joan Weber, spokesperson for the Shops at Queens Chillum, in an interview. "But the larger stores are looking for a larger space, these days." According to Weber, grocery stores are nowadays interested in larger spaces, in the neighborhood of 60,000 to 80,000 square feet spaces. "Our store is only 40,000 square feet," said Weber. "We are very positive and optimistic that it will …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Input sought from businesses in Mount Rainier, Brentwood and North Brentwood.
The Gateway Community Development Corporation is circulating a survey designed to gauge the needs of businesses in Brentwood, North Brentwood and Mount Rainier. Dubbed the Business Needs Assessment Survey, the resulting report will help guide the CDC's "economic development and business recruitment and retention strategies," according to an announcement from the Gateway CDC. The Gateway CDC will be partnering with the Mount Rainier Business Association to distribute the survey to businesses within those towns. The Business Needs Assessment Survey builds on an earlier survey conducted by the Mount Rainier Business Association. "That gathered great information from the business community," reads the announcement. "From these responses …
Friday, February 22, 2013
Wam winter coats were delivered last week to children in need at Riverdale, Mt. Ranier, Baden elementary schools
Mount Rainier Elementary School students were among the 260 kids to receive free winter coats as part of collaboration between the Sheriff’s Community Partnerships Section and the Prince George’s County Public Safety Assistance Program (PSAP.) “Too many children spend the winter months without adequate clothing to keep them warm, but hopefully with this coat drive we’ve helped some of the students who needed it the most,” Col. Darrin Palmer, the chief assistant sheriff in Prince George’s County, said in a statement. The coats were delivered to children in need last week by the Knights of Columbus, according to a statement from the Prince George’s County Sheriff's Office. “This program was a success because of the assistance we received …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Girl, missing since New Year's Day, last seen in Mount Rainier.
Prince George's County Police are investigating the disappearance of a 13-year-old girl from Mount Rainier. Police do not believe the girl was kidnapped, and said that she had a history of running away from home. The girl, named Citalli Yamileth Colon-Ventura, was last seen near her home in the 3300 block of Buchanan Street in Mount Rainier at approximately 2 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2013. The girl, described by police as Hispanic, stands about five feet tall, with brown eyes and black hair. She was wearing a brown shirt and blue pants. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this girl are encouraged to call detectives with the Prince George's County Police Department's District I Investigative Section at 301-699-2601.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Town sees 14 burglaries in one month, but police catch two burglars red-handed this week.
Mount Rainier has seen a dramatic bump in residential burglaries over the last month, according to a report in The Gazette. Data posted to the Mount Rainier Police Department's blog shows 14 burglaries and one attempted burglary since Oct. 16. According to The Gazette, Mount Rainier police have received extra patrol help from the Prince George's County Police Department, boosting the number of officers on patrol in the town. Burglaries were on a 40 percent decline in the Mount Rainier over the first nine months of the year, according to The Gazette. During that time, Mount Rainier saw 29 burglaries, down from 43. But the string of burglaries since October has seen the number of burglaries in 2012 increase to 43, only three less than the…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pick your favorite look for the Route 1 corrdior's new circulator—voting ends Sept. 9.
The contest to choose a design for the Route 1 Ride bus is drawing to a close, with voting set to end on Sunday, Sept. 9. Launched earlier this year, the competition received a total of 38 entries from 27 artists. A panel of 14 community jurors then narrowed the field down to three finalists. The winning artist's "wrap" will adorn a new circulator in Prince George's County's TheBus system that's set to run between Mount Rainier and northern College Park. Voters can choose between: The competition is sponsored by the Route 1 Ride Collaborative, a collection of government officials, municipal and county government agencies, area non-profits, and community development corporations. The group's goal is to increase ridership on the Route 1 Ride…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Email lists in Hyattsville, Mount Rainier and Brentwood lit up to help decode some degraded text on a historic image.
Subscribers from a number of area neighborhood email lists helped a local business restore a historic photograph earlier this week. It all began when Upper Marlboro resident Cheryl Fountain sent a message to email lists in Hyattsville, Brentwood and Mount Rainier asking for help deciphering some text on a badly decomposed photograph from World War I. In her message, Fountain included a striking sample of the image highlighting the degraded text which she needed help reconstructing. The image itself was a panoramic group shot of a so-far-unknown American artillery unit taken in 1917. The image provided by Fountain showed steel eyed soldiers wearing ranger caps, kneeling, standing and sitting cross legged while staring intently into the …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
New site includes directories for businesses, artists and studios along Route 1 corridor.
Are you an artist looking for a studio to lease along the Route 1 corridor? Then you might want to check out the Gateway Arts District's updated website, MyGatewayArts.org. The site now boasts a small directory for artists, businesses and studios along the Route 1 corridor between Mount Rainier and Hyattsville's northern border with Riverdale Park. Don't see your name or business on the directory? You can add it here. The overhaul of the website has been ongoing for some time now. Back in February, organizers behind the website put out an open call for artists, designers and other businesses in the Gateway Arts District to submit their information to the site for the directories. The updated site also features expanded informational …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Cafe celebrates with a packed slate of events through the rest of the week. Details inside.
Urban Eats Cafe in downtown Mount Rainier celebrates their one year anniversary today with expanded summer daytime hours. The cafe will now be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, until August 5 when they revert back to fall hours. The restaurant is also open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. from Monday through Wednesday. Brunch is also served on Saturdays from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Urban Eats is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. The restaurant is known for its live entertainment offerings, and this weekend's one year anniversary celebration is no different. Tonight at 8 p.m. the restaurant hosts the Red Alert Spoken Hop Open Mic. Tomorrow brings a "folk fusion" open mic. And on Friday, the band …
Friday, May 11, 2012
The arts come alive in the Gateway Arts District this Saturday.
This Saturday, lace up your best walking shoes and be sure to be in the mood for some art. Why? Because if you live anywhere near Hyattsville, Mount Rainier, Brentwood or North Brentwood you'll be up to your ears in it. That's right, it's the eighth Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour. The event will feature more than 120 artist studios open for public perusal. You can plan your trip with the map above as well as download and print out a map to take with you as you explore the Gateway corridor arts scene. The multi-city event runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Highlights on this year's tour include the 39th Street Gallery in Brentwood. That gallery will be hosting the reception for Love, Loss and Lipstick, a collaboration …