Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A home in the heart of Hyattsville's historic district may become the home to new neighbors after being on the market less than a month.
A historic home on Farragut Street is pending on its sale after only being on the market 22 days, according to AOL Real Estate. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 4108 Farragut Street is a Victorian-style home built in 1901. It's listed for sale at $340,000 and sits on a 7,500 square-foot lot. The home also features a garage. Check out other available homes in Hyattsville's historic or arts districts on AOL Real Estate. Add your real estate open houses to our Hyattsville Patch calendar.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bookstore manager Rodrigo Rioja has been busy ordering books and stacking them on the bookshelves with hopes that the store can officially open this weekend.
While waiters at the Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville’s Arts District are busy serving food to customers in the bustling restaurant, Rodrigo Rioja quietly prepares a space, meticulously filling rows of shelves with hundreds of books as he prepares to open the restaurant’s bookstore. Bookstore manager Rioja hopes to have all the bookshelves filled by the end of the week so the store can be fully operational by this weekend. But some customers—eager to get their hands on the latest books—have already bought books. Rioja has already sold nearly a hundred books in the past two weeks, while he sets up the shop. “Basically, we don’t want to say no to a customer,” he said. “So if you want to get it now, you can get it now.” Before the restaurant …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Thousands descend on Jefferston Street for celebration of local art community.
Stuart Eisenberg was a man operating on fumes, though you wouldn't know it from the beaming smile plastered across his face for much of the day. After going to sleep at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, he woke up only four hours later at 4:30 a.m. to supervise the setup of the Jefferson Street corridor in the Hyattsville Arts District to set up for this year's Hyattsville Arts Festival. This is the fifth year of the festival, but it is only the first year that the Hyattsville Community Development Coporation has been in charge of it. As such, there was something of a small learning curve for Eisenburg, executive director of the Hyattsville CDC, as the event setup was progressing. "These things will never go glitch free," said Stewart as he sat …
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 …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Garth Rockcastle is developing two buildings on Farragut Street in Hyattsville into art/living space.
Hyattsville architect Garth Rockcastle is transforming two of the city’s historic buildings into an eclectic mix of artistry and Rockcastle is crafting the original Hyattsville municipal building and old fire station into art/commercial space and trendy lofts, according to the Hyattsville Life & Times. Check out photos of exposed brick inside the buildings and read more about Rockcastle’s plans in the October HL&T.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
With the new attention Hyattsville is getting there will be, of course, your occasional irritations especially when it comes to visitors.
Sometimes when I need to clear my head, I take a walk around the developing arts district. As I walked down Route 1, I noticed two women walking in my direction. I heard one of them say, “Oh no, all these new developments are going to attract tourists.” She looked like she would not be happy about the burst of new visitors to Hyattsville. I know that “change” can be a bit difficult when residents are comfortable the way things are. There may be some people who believe there is no need for new development. Then there are residents like myself who are excited about the change and improvement the city is going through. I bet that in two years it won’t be uncommon for a film crew to be filming on these streets. I’m not saying Hyattsville will …
Monday, August 29, 2011
To read what they said, check out the PDF files attached to this story.
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.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Busboys’ signature serving is sweet potato fries. They’re soft, a bit sweet and a bit salty and just perfect served with sour cream and chives. There really is no better food this side of the Mississippi.
BUSBOYS AND POETS—Let's face it—there’s no way Busboys and Poets could’ve possibly lived up to Hyattsville’s expectations. Even with more than five years of preparation, there was just no way the servers, shakers and chefs could dish to our desires. But somehow, they do. Busboys’ signature serving is sweet potato fries. They’re soft, a bit sweet and a bit salty and just perfect served with sour cream and chives. There really is no better food this side of the Mississippi. But if you’re in the mood for a whole meal, try the falafel sandwich, cut into sections and stacked high with meat, veggies and glazed with tahini sauce. Just yum! The really great thing about this new place is that you can head over and relax on the sofas with a mug of …
Friday, July 29, 2011
A College Park writer talks about his impressions of Hyattsville's arts district.
Someone's saying nice things about Hyattsville and Patch thought you might like to know about it. College Park Patch columnist Joe Smith wrote a piece today expressing his frustration over what he sees as a prevalence of old, vacant buildings on Route 1 in College Park. "Believe it or not, I’m sick of complaining. You know what they say about doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Yet, during this same two-year period, as I’ve made the occasional trip up U.S. Route 1 to Franklin’s, I’ve watched Hyattsville knock down some its sorry old buildings and build new things in their place, like an “arts district” (that no artist can probably afford) with nice-looking loft-style apartments, and commercial areas with …