Rendering of planned Busboys and Poets in Anacostia
Two years after local restauranteur and paradigm-shifter Andy Shallal signed a letter of intent to open a Busboys and Poets location East of the River, we seem to be closer to that becoming a reality.
UrbanTurf recently spoke with Shallal soon after he met with the landlord of 2004-2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE (map), and he is setting summer 2017 as a target opening.
As the landlord continues to make the building ready for use, Shallal hopes to be able to start work on his Anacostia outpost toward the end of this year, ideally finishing up in six months. The original opening date was planned for 2016.
The new restaurant and coffeeshop would also provide a second-floor training space for culinary students. DC-based Local Initiatives Support Corporation has been identified as investing in the project, which takes on a new significance as the same group recently announced a $50 million initiative to protect Anacostia’s residents from displacement spurned by upcoming development like the 11th Street Bridge Park.
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/busboys_and_poets_may_open_east_of_the_river_summer_2017/11203.
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