The most read stories on the Hyattsville Wire last year have shown the incredible diversity of the Route 1 corridor.
From historical horror and hidden gems to the latest developments to come to the region, readers were interested in it all.
Here’s a look at the top Hyattsville Wire stories of 2021, starting with the most read story of the year.
Couple buy house off Route 1 without knowing the story of the exorcist
A home on the border of Cottage City and Mount Rainier that inspired “The Exorcist” got new owners who didn’t know about its historic past until they had already moved in.
Trader Joe’s arrives at College Park
A map posted online by a commercial real estate company revealed that the much-sought-after grocery chain is coming to the Southern Gateway development in College Park.
This Beltsville bakery is one of the best places for donuts
Raulin’s Bakery has been around in one form or another since the 1930s and remains a beloved institution in its easily overlooked location in a Beltsville mall.
Meet the owners of Mount Rainier’s New Era Wine Bar opening this spring
Michelle and Ka-ton Grant combined their travels around the world with family recipes to create the highly anticipated Corridor Wine Bar.
The Legend of Prince George County Goat Man
Goatman’s territory stretches from Beltsville to Bowie, Mitchellville and Upper Marlboro, with stories circulating from the 1950s to the 1970s, the height of suburban teen folklore.
Other stories that have garnered a lot of interest over the past year include the turn of Hyattsville native Jermaine Fowler in an Eddie Murphy film, new townhouses in West Hyattsville, the arrival show off a Hyattsville native in a run, a new program to help homeless people take a hot shower. , and the forgotten story of where black travelers stayed on Route 1 during segregation.
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