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Busboys and Poets to Join Monroe Street Market

December 03, 2013

7,400 Square Feet Restaurant, Bookstore and Gathering Space to Open in Fall 2014

GREENBELT, MD – December 3, 2013 – The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, MD-based real estate services company, today announced that renowned dining establishment Busboys and Poets will join Monroe Street Market’s exciting list of tenants.  Monroe Street Market is a multi-phase, mixed-use development located on five city blocks in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metro station.

Scheduled to open Fall 2014, the 7,400 square foot restaurant will be located in Monroe Street Market’s Cornerstone building.  The eatery will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner service, as well as a full bar, and will offer a fresh, handmade menu, complete with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.   A children’s menu will also be available.    

The Monroe Street Market address will be the sixth Washington, DC-area location for Busboys and Poets, with others located at 14th Street and V Street NW, 5th Street and K Street NW, Arlington, Hyattsville, and a Takoma venue coming Spring 2014.  Each establishment showcases art work from local, national, and international artists, and hosts weekly events and performances. 

“We’re excited to have the locally owned restaurant Busboys and Poets join Monroe Street Market, and look forward to the steady flow of diverse patrons that the restaurant attracts,” said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group.  “It is very important to us to have an eclectic mix of local and national establishments represented at Monroe Street Market, and Busboys and Poets is terrific addition to the lineup.”

“With a strong hand in community involvement, art, cultural uplifting, and political discussion, Busboys and Poets is a perfect fit for Monroe Street Market,” said Andy Shallal, owner, Busboys and Poets, and graduate of The Catholic University of America.  “We are thrilled to be a part of this amazing development, and are equally excited to share our brand with this community. “

About The Bozzuto Group
Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 25th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company's areas of expertise lie in homebuilding and multifamily development, as well as construction and management both for itself and its clients. The company’s skills have been attested to by the National Association of Home Builders, who recognized Bozzuto as the nation’s premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group’s 25-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 35,000 homes and apartments and currently manages nearly 40,000 apartment units spread along the Atlantic Coast between Northern Virginia and Boston. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit

About Busboys and Poets
Busboys and Poets is more than just a restaurant.  It’s a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...Busboys & Poets believes that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.  For more information, please visit

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