Posts Tagged ‘Busboys and Poets’

Can Anacostia Plan Redevelopment in Advance?

Now that some growth is coming to the neighborhood, residents hope to manage it.

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 [...]

One More Thought on Lumen8 Anacostia: The Feeling of Losing Control

Planting a flag, indeed.

While I was busy contemplating transience, Elahe Izadi over at WAMU did some reporting at last weekend's Cherry Blast, taking the temperature of partygoers just setting foot in Anacostia for the first time. For many, the experience was a boost over the psychic barrier created by perceptions of poverty and danger. That [...]

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 [...]

Andy Shallal: MoCo Chooses Bombs Over Busboys

Now that's putting money where your mouth is: Busboys and Poets baron Andy Shallal says he won't take his bohemian eatery to Montgomery County after the County Council chickened out of asking Congress to fund infrastructure and education needs instead of funneling billions of dollars to defense contractors every year.
Having already planted flags in Arlington [...]

Hey New York City, We’ll Take Shake Shack, You Can Have Busboys

I'm not sure if the two local restaurant icons coordinated their timing, but something seems auspicious in the news coming out today that burger joint Shake Shack will open a D.C. location and Busboys and Poets will be probably be expanding its operations to Harlem. The two establishments enjoy similarly devoted followings in their respective [...]

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