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Busboys and Poets Coming to Edgewood’s Monroe Street Market

The Cornerstone building, left, will be home to the new Busboys and Poets.

The Cornerstone building, left, will be home to the new Busboys and Poets.

Andy Shallal may be running for mayor, but that's not stopping him from continuing his rapid expansion of his restaurant mini-empire. A Busboys and Poets location will open in the Monroe Street Market development that's nearing completion near the Brookland Metro station in Edgewood, Shallal confirms to my colleague Perry Stein.

The latest iteration of the restaurant/bookstore/progressive event space is the store's sixth announced location, following news earlier this year that a Busboys would be coming to Takoma. The Brookland location will be 7,400 square feet and is expected to open next fall, according to the Washington Post.

When finished, the $200 million Monroe Street Market will include three buildings, an arts walk lined with studios, more than 550 apartments, a Barnes & Noble bookstore, a gym, and a restaurant from the owners of Meridian Pint.

Busboys owner Shallal is currently running a longshot mayoral campaign that pits him against four sitting D.C. councilmembers—Tommy WellsMuriel BowserJack Evans, and Vincent Orange—as well as incumbent Mayor Vince Gray, who announced his plans to run for re-election yesterday.

Photo by Aaron Wiener

  • h st ll

    Wasn't he just complaining about a lack of amenities EOTR? Hypocrite.

  • DC

    I'm confused: is it Edgewood or Brookland?

  • NE

    It is in Edgewood and adjacent to Brookland. The train tracks are the dividing line -- Edgewood to the West and Brookland to the East.

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  • http://urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com Richard Layman

    NE -- the basis for the definition of spatial Brookland is the land that Richard Marsham gave his grandchildren in 1712. CUA was part of it. Etc. No one considers "the railroad tracks" to be the border of Brookland, especially abutting the CUA campus. I don't remember the exact boundary on the south and west, but on the east the boundary is around 18th St. NE. There is a map in the 1987 historical context statement for a Brookland historic preservation study.

    So the headline is grossly incorrect.