By Krissi Humbard (View full story online on Hyattsville Life and Times)
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is touring the state to remind residents to shop local this holiday season.
Franchot stopped in Hyattsville on Nov. 28 as part of his annual “Shop Maryland for the Holidays” statewide tour. This year, the tour includes nine stops across the state.
Franchot, who lives in Takoma Park, called Hyattsville one of his favorite communities. His first stop was at Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store — “a legend,” he called it — where he presented owner Mike Franklin with a certificate of recognition congratulating him on 25 years in business. Franklins celebrates its 25th anniversary on Dec. 3. He also thanked two Franklins employees — who have both worked at the business for 10 years — for their dedication.