Friday, May 02, 2014

WashPo | Busboys and Poets owner plans Anacostia restaurant and training program

Go HERE to read the full Washington Post article by Jonathan O'Connell

Shallal recently signed a letter of intent to open a restaurant in a former furniture store on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue Southeast, in Anacostia, according to two sources familiar with the deal. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because a final agreement has not been signed. 
The property, located at 2004-2010 Martin Luther King, would have a Shallal restaurant on the first floor that would be combined with a culinary training program. 
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which supports community development projects in D.C. neighborhoods, has signed on as an investor in the project. Shallal declined to comment.


Anonymous said...

OMG! Any idea what kind of timetable we are looking at?

h st ll said...

As long as it actually happens, woo hoo!

i heart newcomb said...

Exciting! After this opens, all we need is a Trader Joe's... :)

Anonymous said...

I know that there are a couple of developments that have been in the planning/(wishful thinking?) phase for a number of years that are close to this proposed Busboys. I remember there was supposed to be a townhouse development on W(?) Street that was a joint venture between Four Points and Homestock, the big Four Point multi-million dollar development near the Big Chair (and, of course the 11th Street Bridge Park). Does the announcement of this Busboys have any impact on these other projects? Are they likely to get more momentum because of the Busboys? (I assume the Bridge Park would not be affected- maybe I am wrong about that). Any ideas?