Posts Tagged ‘Andy Shallal’

Museum Square Residents Will Again Rally Ahead of Section 8 Contract Expiration

“[The tenants] are human beings with hardworking, immigrant families."

Busboys and Promises

The local cafe mini-chain signed a 20-year lease on a space in Anacostia, and plans to begin construction next summer.

Busboys and Poets Will Open an Anacostia Location

The long-rumored expansion east of the river will be formally announced next week. It'll be on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE.

Next Up for Busboys and Poets: South Africa?

A South African paper thinks so. Andy Shallal, not quite so much.

Busboys and Poets Coming to Edgewood’s Monroe Street Market

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 [...]

Busboys Comes to Takoma. Brookland May Be Next. Could Anacostia Follow?

Jonathan O'Connell reports that the Busboys and Poets empire is expanding. Owner Andy Shallal has signed a lease to open the fifth Busboys in Takoma. The 6,500-square-foot restaurant/bookstore/cafe will be in a mixed-use building at the corner of Carroll and Maple streets NW that's currently under construction. Shallal expects it to open in the spring [...]

Yes! Organic Market Interested in Bruce Monroe Site…Eventually

Well, it's been a while since we checked in on Bruce Monroe, the former Brutalist school that was demolished to make way for some basketball courts and random trees. Don't worry: They're not going anywhere anytime soon.
But Adrian Washington, half of the only development team to respond to the request for proposals that the Deputy [...]

Even Andy Shallal Has to Deal With NIMBYs

This weekend's Washington Post magazine ran a long profile of everyone's favorite anti-war restauranteur, Andy Shallal. It's a worthwhile romp through the Busboys and Poets proprietor's varied career (1980s job: managing a restaurant in the very corporate Omni Shoreham hotel) and current struggles (getting blasted by black poets for commercializing their culture).
I'll just use it [...]

Hine School Plan 3: The Fancy Stuff Plan

Last night, four developers—finalists whittled down from a group of ten—presented plans for projects on the site of Hine Junior High School, down the street from Eastern Market.
The Fancy Stuff Plan:
StreetSense/DSF/Menkiti Group

DSF may be based in the Boston area, but they know how to impress the locals. Kimpton Hotels is already interested in opening [...]

Eatonville Coming Soon to Washington D.C.’s Second Best Condo Building

The outside of Eatonville—Also the outside of Union Row.
Back in March, Washington City Paper (okay, me, in this instance) named Union Row as D.C.'s second best new condo building. This colossal condominium complex has two parts: The "Flats," which make up the high-rise on 14th Street, and the "Warehouses," which sit off from the street.  [...]