A new Busboys and Poets will probably be the first neighborhood place that draws a large crowd from both the District’s Takoma neighborhood and Maryland’s Takoma Park — an area that has seen change over the past few years. The restaurant provides people of different ethnic and racial stripes with “opportunities to intersect,” owner Andy Shallal says.
March 5, 2013 Kenrimu Ughiovhe, left, gets a haircut from Donnell Davis, 45, owner of Hang-Time Barbershop. Davis has owned the shop, a fixture on Fourth Street NW, for the past 20 years. A new Busboys & Poets restaurant will bring more dining — and mingling — options to the Takoma area, which straddles the D.C.-Maryland border. Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post Buy Photo