Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

My husband and I are looking to buy our first home and are interested in buying in Hyattsville (in fact we’re putting an offer on a house this week) because of the proximity to the District and the affordability. We both work downtown and have lived in the District for 10 years, and admittedly, we aren’t that familiar with Hyattsville’s culture. We’d love to hear from anyone who lives there or has anything to say about the quality of life there.”

Ed. Note: Read about a bike trip to Franklin’s in Hyattsville here and see a recent Good Deal or Not? in Hyattsville here.

Ed. Note two/too: I have very good friends who live in Hyattsville and I absolutely love it there. In fact I plan on expanding PoPville’s coverage to Hyattsville because I love the vibe there so much.

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From a press release:

Artomatic returns for its signature free art event to be held this year in Hyattsville, Maryland. Artomatic draws over 1000 artists and performers throughout the D.C., Maryland and Virginia area to showcase their talents for a six weeks long free exhibition that routinely attracts more than 75,000 visitors.

This year, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) Department of Parks and Recreation welcomes Artomatic to Prince George’s County in a 90,000 square foot space, located at 8100 Corporate Drive in Hyattsville with a Halloween themed opening weekend celebration.

Artomatic is well-known for transforming empty spaces into vibrant arts communities that create unique and exciting events for tens of thousands of visitors – all free to visit. Anyone can show art at Artomatic – it is non-juried and art is selected on a first-come, first serve basis – so it’s a great way to discover new art. Read More

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metalsmith

From an email:

“We know how well blacksmithing goes with “ragtime” music. So as you take in the cool designs and metal work by Robinson Forged Metals, the 2014 Washington Area Music Award winner for Best Folk/Traditional Group (ragtime) band, the Bumper Jacksons will be playing some songs off of their new album from 1-3pm.

Enjoy BBQ, beer and wine.

What: Metalsmithing and Ragtime – Open House
When: April 19th, 2014, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Where: Robinson Forged Metals, 5530 Tuxedo Rd, Hyattsville, MD 20781
RSVP: HERE

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From a press release:

“Local developer EYA and retail consultant/developer Streetsense partner to welcome Yes! Organic Market as the newest tenant set to occupy retail space at Arts District Hyattsville, the 25-acre mixed-use development emerging along historic Route 1 in downtown Hyattsville. This will be the eighth planned retail location in the metropolitan area for Yes!. The “living naturally” food store chain offers a refreshing mix of natural and organic groceries, health supplements, and eco-friendly household items.

Preliminary land development work has already begun for the new 36,000 s.f. retail town center at Arts District Hyattsville and construction is scheduled for completion late 2010. Yes! Organic Market, along with other retailers, are expected to be open for sales in Spring 2011.”

Yes! Organic will join Busboys and Poets and Tara Thai who have already signed onto the project. You can learn more about the project here.

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