Friday, February 10, 2012
Bill would shorten distance from churches where liquor-licensed stores could operate, but only in a narrow section of Hyattsville.
You might not know it, but Yes! Organic Market actually has two entrances. There's the one you are familiar with, facing the parking lot in the rear of the block. However, there is also a set of doors on the front, facing the sidewalk. But because those street-side entrance to organic grocery store lies within 500 feet of the front doors of Crossover Church, the grocery store can't use them. State law prohibits stores with Class B liquor licenses, which permit the sale of alcohol to be consumed off premises, to have an entrance within 500 feet of the front door of a church, measured along likely pedestrian routes. Gary Cha, Alexandria resident and owner of the Hyattsville Yes! Organic Market says the law is outdated. "It served it's …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Don't worry if you missed some Patch news last week. Here are some of the top headlines.
Monday: Yes! Organic Market opens in Hyattsville’s arts district. Hurricane Irene swiped power from hundreds of thousands of people in Maryland. Tuesday: Patch’s Alexis Goring tries her hand at braiding hair. A science teacher built and maintains a rock garden at Nicholas Orem Middle School. Wednesday: Bob’s Discount Furniture is offering grants for local schools. Ex-CIA worker and Hyattsville resident Susan Finn passes away. Thursday: Letter: J. Marie’s is leaving Hyattsville after six months. Chris Suspect’s amazing photos of a hurricane happy hour. Friday: Sen. Paul Pinsky was arrested at a Keystone pipeline project protest. Photos of some sunsets around the country. Saturday: A Hyattsville man was electrocuted to death in a …
Monday, August 29, 2011
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While mixed feelings have surfaced locally over the Whole Foods store proposed for Riverdale Park, some residents a mile down the road support the idea of another option for specialty shopping. Hyattsville’s arts district is still in the throes of development. As of today, EYA’s East Village—which is now owned by Streetsense—includes a Chipotle, Elevation Burger, Big Bad Woof, Essential Day Spa, Yogi Castle, Busboys and Poets and Yes! Organic Market. Tara Thai is expected to open any day and Spice6, and Indian restaurant also is in the works. But some who live across the street from these haunts want more. To them, variety is the spice of Hyattsville life. To that end, they drafted an e-mail of support for Whole Foods and sent it to county…
Organic food store opens up at Arts District Hyattsville.
Yes! Organic Market is now open next to Busboys and Poets on Baltimore Avenue. The store is big and beautiful, if not quite as large as, say, Whole Foods. However, the selection is wide, the people friendly and the location prime. Oh, and the samples weren't too bad either.
Friday, April 29, 2011
A birds eye view of a City Council debate, from a first time attendee.
Recently, I got the chance to do something that I don't usually do. I come to realize that becoming more involved in my community is important. With the growth of the arts district, I can see Hyattsville really becoming a brand. So I decided to take myself to the one place where I could see who “runs” Hyattsville. I attended a City Council candidates’ debate with optimism that Hyattsville would be able to show me something new. I decided that I wasn’t going to get dressed up in my professional wear but I would rather come as I was. Of course, I did not look like I was ready to speak any politics, my outfit was just a pure distraction. As a citizen of Hyattsville I wanted to see which council member would take the time to acknowledge me no …
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Here are some photos of the new retail area on Baltimore Avenue.
Patch took some photos around EYA's new retail development on Baltimore Avenue. We'll take more as new businesses open up. You can find out more about the new arts district shops through articles on Patch.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tell Patch what you think is the best idea for the city's new retail and restaurant spaces in EYA.
So, we know there's some new restaurants coming to EYA's Arts District Hyattsville in the next six months or so. We've known about Busboy's and Poets and Tara Thai for a while. We're also going to be graced with a Yes! Organic Market early next year. A couple days ago, Patch reported that the lastest word is that a Chipotle, a dry cleaner and possibly a yogurt shop will be moving on into EYA's East Village too. What do you think would be appropriate for this area? Do you like chain restaurants, such as line the wings of University Town Center? Do you prefer grittier, more one-of-a-kind places, like Franklin's? Patch wants to know what you'd like to see open in the new retail and restaurant areas of Hyattsville. So let us know by e-mailing …
Saturday, November 13, 2010
There are even grocery shopping transitions for empty nesters in Prince George's County.
One of the major daily life changes we are experiencing in our empty nest relates to food. As everyone who reads good parenting advice knows, the daily family dinner is critical in many regards to keeping your children on track. In the absence of that daily demand, coupled with the fact that my husband and I have evening commitments more weekday nights than not, that whole daily dinner thing has gone out the window. I have had to throw out more spoiled food this Fall because I hadn't really modified my shopping habits. One friend, a single dad with an only son off at college told me his grocery bill has dropped more than 80 percent. Another friend says she doesn't even buy milk at all anymore. Another couple says they find when they do …
Friday, August 20, 2010
Bulldozers and brickworks provide silver lining to economic clouds.
Economic storm clouds are not lifting, but they aren't stopping the Hyattsville Arts District's eastern section from plowing ahead. EYA broke ground this spring on plans to bring hundreds of homes, Busboys and Poets, Tara Thai and a Yes Organic Market to the stretch of U.S. Route 1 across from the repurposed Lustine Center developed several years ago. "It's a difficult economy, but we want to see this project move forward," said Aakash Thakkar, EYA's vice president of development. "The architecture will be somewhat different from the original plan … but the new homes will be very consistent with the architectural themes that have been set in place." The $200 million development plan includes another 30,000 square feet of commercial space, …