Andy Shallal, owner of Busboys and Poets | Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post


Well, it’s now on the record—Busboys and Poets is coming to the former furniture store at 2004-2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE [map] . . . and I couldn’t be happier! ‘Cuz seriously, if ever there was a sign for the average guy that his ‘hood was changing for the more upscale and trendy, uh . . . I say this is kinda it.

I also say bring it!

What’s even cooler, however, is the savvy move of including a culinary training program in the mix.

Well done, Mr. Shallal. Well done.


[ The Washington Post ]