Busboys and Poets to open new location in Northwest

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Another Busboys and Poets will open at the end of 2014 in the Takoma Central neighbhorhood. (Photo: Busboys and Poets) Another Busboys and Poets will open at the end of 2014 in the Takoma Central neighbhorhood. (Photo: Busboys and Poets)

Partners of the Washington-area restaurant chain Busboys and Poets are writing yet another chapter in the popular bookstore/gathering place’s story. Another location, the group’s fifth, is set to open late next year in the Tacoma Central neighborhood in Northwest. Federal Capital Partners and Level 2 Development made the announcement Wednesday.

“Busboys’ personality is Takoma Central’s personality is Takoma D.C.’s personality,”  says David Franco, Managing Partner at Level 2, “[the restaurant] will bridge the gap between the Takoma Metro Station and the historic Takoma downtown.”

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The restaurant will occupy a large portion of the 9,000 square foot retail ground floor of the $36 million, mixed-use development located at the corner of Carroll and Maple Streets. The Takoma Central development will feature 150 rental apartments adjacent to the Takoma Metrorail station.

Named for American poet Langston Hughes, who once worked as a busboy, the first Busboys and Poets opened in 2005 at 14th and V streets. Locations at 5th and K, Shirlington, Va., and Hyattsville, Md., soon followed.

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