Politics and Prose @ Busboys and Poets: All those who’ve been urging Politics and Prose to expand to other parts of the DC area are about to get their wish, in a way. P&P will manage the bookstore operations at the two Busboys and Poets locations opening in Brookland in December and in Takoma in January. After that, P&P will take over the book sales at three of the four existing B&P locations.
A year ago, P&P’s owners were mulling an offer to open a Georgetown branch. In announcing the deal with B&P owner Andy Shallal, Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine say this is a good match.
“Both enterprises share a deep commitment to building community, providing quality customer service, and promoting public discussion of ideas, cultural issues, and current events.”
A new look for Intelsat: The new owner of the building, being rebranded as 4000 Connecticut, has released its design plans. Neil Flanagan, writing for Greater Greater Washington, covers the exterior changes, which include a greener entrance at the corner of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street.
The Washington Business Journal covers the internal changes and reveals that 601W is courting techs and media companies as tenants, though not exclusively.
Tom Sietsema tries Bread Feast: The Washington Post’s restaurant critic was at the inaugural Bread Feast at Bread Furst. With the exception of a few opening night slips, it would seem he’s a fan. Now in its fourth week, Bread Feast is stretching into three nights – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Each meal costs $85, and you can check out the menus and make reservations at BreadFurst.com.
Banana Leaf opening celebration: The “official government news portal of Sri Lanka” reports on the September grand opening of Banana Leaf restaurant at 5014 Connecticut Avenue. The Sri Lankan ambassador was the guest of honor.
Forest Hills on the radio: The neighborhood makes its second appearance in WAMU Metro Connection’s “Door to Door” segment. ANC 3F Commissioner Mary Beth Ray talks about the juxtaposition of old and new, including the 200-year-old Peirce Mill and the Bread Furst bakery. Two years ago, Virginia Adams Marentette talked up the neighborhood during another “Door to Door” feature.