Busboys and Poets

Allen + Shariff provided design services for Busboys and Poets, a popular 7,000 square foot restaurant located in Anacostia. First established in 2005, Busboys and Poets was founded by owner Andy Shallal, an artist, activist and restaurateur. After opening the flagship location at 14th and V Streets, N.W., the neighboring residents and progressive community embraced the venue. The restaurant now boasts six locations in the Washington Metropolitan area and is a cultural hub for artists, activists, writers, thinkers and dreamers. The MEP design featured a full commercial kitchen with associated HVAC equipment, four zones of chilled water horizontally hung AC units with electric heat, community restrooms with separate toilet stalls and eclectic lighting and ambience.

Project Details

Client: Collective Architecture

Square Footage: 7,000

Services: MEP Engineering

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