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Craft Beer and Casual Fine Dining Restaurant to Join Monroe Street Market -- Monroe Street Market's Third Retailer to Create Comfortable Neighborhood Gathering Place—

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bozzuto Group, a Greenbelt, MD-based real estate services company, announced today that an independently-owned restaurant from the team behind Meridian Pint and Smoke & Barrel  has signed on to join its Monroe Street Market development at the Brookland-CUA metro station in Washington, DC.

The yet-to-be-named restaurant will provide a comfortable, family-friendly neighborhood-gathering place featuring a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere, casual fine dining derived from a chef-driven menu, and a selection of craft beers.

"We believe that an establishment from this team is a perfect addition to the mix of retail at Monroe Street Market," said Toby Bozzuto, president, The Bozzuto Group. "The group's creative vision mirrors our own and we are thrilled to welcome its contemporary, casual fine dining concept.  We look forward to the restaurant's success in the Brookland neighborhood."

Expected to open mid-2014, the restaurant will encompass approximately 4,200 square feet at the end of the Arts Walk in the center of Brookland Works, the industrial-chic apartment and artist community at Monroe Street Market.  The retailer will feature a contemporary storefront with exposed brick, distressed wood, a partially open kitchen, cozy booths and a muted color-scheme accented by dark wood tones.  Cafe seating will be available for guests to sit and enjoy al fresco dining while admiring art from the open-air artist studios. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner services, while also providing brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

The executive chef-driven menu will focus on elevated pub standards, internationally inspired dishes, and will provide an ample selection of vegetarian and vegan options. The selection of unique, craft beers will be primarily draft and will highlight a range of styles, geographic, and flavor profiles.

With a commitment to environmental responsibility, the restaurant will utilize all natural ingredients, high efficiency, low impact heating, air conditioning, solar water heating, and composting. Bike racks will be provided in front of the restaurant to support urban cycling.

A multi-phase project, Monroe Street Market will ultimately consist of three buildings, Brookland Works, Portland Flats and Cornerstone, encompassing approximately 720 residences, 45 townhomes, 83,000 square feet of street-level retail, 15,000 square feet of artist studio space, a 3,000 square-foot community arts center, and 850 parking spaces.

The pet-friendly apartment community will feature nearly 20,000 square feet of amenity space, including indoor and outdoor lounges with fireplaces; a 24-hour fitness center with yoga/Pilates studio; lounge, community room, and billiards; E-cafe; outdoor grilling stations; spa-style pool with expansive sundeck; outdoor lounges with bars and grills; as well as lush, beautifully landscaped courtyards.

In early September, Monroe Street Market announced Barnes & Noble @ Catholic University as the anchor retailer for the project, which will be located in the Cornerstone Building.  The retail leasing is being handled by H&R Retail.

Monroe Street Market's leasing office is now open at 701 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. For more information, visit www.monroestreetmarket.com or call (866) 339-1478.

About The Bozzuto Group

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, and celebrating its 25th year in business, The Bozzuto Group is a diversified residential real estate company that provides a broad range of real estate services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. The company's areas of expertise lie in homebuilding and multifamily development, as well as construction and management both for itself and its clients. The company's skills have been attested to by the National Association of Home Builders, who recognized Bozzuto as the nation's premier apartment development company, and twice as management company of the year.

Throughout The Bozzuto Group's 25-year history, the company has developed, acquired and built more than 35,000 homes and apartments and currently manages nearly 40,000 apartment units spread along the Atlantic Coast between Northern Virginia and Boston. The company is committed to providing quality housing for individuals of all income levels, producing and managing everything from luxury homes and apartments to affordable housing solutions. For more information, please visit www.bozzuto.com.

SOURCE The Bozzuto Group



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