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Mayor Bowser to Highlight Investments and Cut Ribbon at Grand Opening of Busboys and Poets New Location in Historic Anacostia

Monday, March 11, 2019
Busboys and Poets Anacostia will showcase the works of local artists from Southeast DC and hire over 80 local residents

(Washington, DC) – On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 12 pm, Mayor Bowser will cut the ribbon at the new Busboys and Poets restaurant located in Ward 8 in downtown historic Anacostia.
The full-service restaurant is on the ground floor of the new building for the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative, made possible by Mayor Bowser’s support including a $3 million grant, $8 million in revenue bonds from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and over $2 million from the DC Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program administered by the DC Department of Energy and Environment and Urban Ingenuity. This innovative project builds on Mayor Bowser’s ongoing commitment to expand prosperity and create pathways to the middle class for residents across all eight wards.

Tuesday, March 12, at 12 pm
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Trayon White, Councilmember Ward 8 
Andy Shallal, Owner, Busboys and Poets
Perry Moon, Executive Director, Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative
Cora Masters Barry, widow of the Honorable Marion S. Barry, Jr.

2004 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE
*Closest Metro Station: Anacostia Station*
*Bus Routes: P6, B2, 90*

All reporters and other media interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected]. To view the event online, visit or tune in on Channel 16 (DCN).