Federalist Pig BBQ plans Hyattsville location

The smoked-meat purveyors behind Federalist Pig plan to open a barbecue joint in the site of recently-closed Tire Place on Baltimore Avenue in downtown Hyattsville. The Tire Place closed in late 2018, ending nearly 20 years of retail rubber service in downtown Hyattsville. The closure of The Tire Place was met with lamentations of the disappearance of a long-time, gritty, working-class business. 

Shortly after the business closed, state property records show Tire Place owner Yanira Castro sold the property for $935,000 to a holding company named 5504 Baltimore Avenue LLC in late February 2019. Over the weekend, Washington Post food reporter Tim Carman reported Federalist Pig will open a second location in Hyattsville at the site of the former Tire Place. That matches up with business filings which show a 5504 Baltimore Avenue Pig LLC company registering to do business in Maryland, and also linked to Salis Holdings LLC. 

That company shares an address with Salis Holdings LLC, the real estate and commercial business development arm of Steve Salis’s co-founder of fast-casual pizza chain &Pizza.

In Hyattsville’s Ward Four, candidates want sensible development

Editor’s note: See correction below article. Ward Four’s wide open seat in West Hyattsville– vacated by former Councilor Paula Perry – has attracted to would-be City Councilors to this year’s elections in Hyattsville: Jonathan Mueller and Daniel Peabody. In interviews, both West Hyattsville candidates highlighted their approach to local politics. Each – in their own way – reflected a persistent sense of dissatisfaction with Hyattsville’s East-West divide that has left some residents west of Queens Chapel Road to say they feel left-out in both policy decisions and economic development. “We need to develop.