• Bozzuto Beat Blog

    At Bozzuto, we've been creating extraordinary communities for more than two decades. We've come to know many of our cities' secrets. You could even say we're obsessed with the neighborhoods where we live. And we want to share this insider info with you - destinations such as that Zagat-rated restaurant where only the locals eat, the hidden bookstore gem or the bar with the world's best Bloody Mary. Tell us your city's secrets and let's explore together.

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Why We Bozzuto: Team of Teams, Interview with General Stanley McChrystal

Why We Bozzuto: Team of Teams, Interview with General Stanley McChrystal

More than 100 Bozzuto employees gathered at the Greenbelt Marriott on Monday, July 20, 2015 to see Toby Bozzuto moderate an engaging and thought-provoking discussion with General Stanley McChrystal (Co-founder and Partner, McChrystal Group and Retired Four Star General). We were honored that General McChrystal could spend the afternoon with us, and more importantly, share… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Our Core Values – Through the Eyes of an Intern

Why We Bozzuto: Our Core Values – Through the Eyes of an Intern

Meet Anjum H., a 2015 Bozzuto summer intern. Anjum and her fellow interns recently participated in back-to-back events, specifically designed to address two of Bozzuto’s four core values: Perfection as a goal worth pursuing and Concern for the communities we touch. Anjum was so enthusiastic about her experience, we asked her to share. Anjum reflects on… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto-Happy Graduation Maintenance Interns

Why We Bozzuto: Happy Graduation, Maintenance Interns

Congratulations to our first cohort of interns who graduated last week from the new Bozzuto Maintenance Internship Program, introduced this past May. The five interns, all graduates of the Certificate for Apartment Maintenance Technicians (CAMT) Program at Montgomery College, successfully completed the eight-week program, which consisted of two rotations: four weeks at a garden-style community… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Volunteer As Career Mentors

Meet Lexie G., Regional Portfolio Manager at Bozzuto… As an accomplished professional and a mother, Lexie feels strongly about providing our youth with the tools and education needed to make well-informed career choices for a successful and happy future. So it’s no surprise she jumped on a recent opportunity to volunteer with coworker Carly E…. (Continue reading)

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Share Your Summer Stories With #MyBozzutoSummer

Every summer has a story. Whether it is building sand castles on the beach, watching your favorite baseball team, hosting a unique cookout, traveling to a distant part of the world, or taking time off to volunteer for a cause, we want to celebrate and share your stories this summer season. Share your best summer… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: My First Day As An Intern

Meet Josh M., a Penn State student and one of the four interns working with the Bozzuto construction team this summer. Josh was so thrilled with his first day onsite that he documented his experience, which he has so kindly invited us to share! Josh describes day one of his internship… First thing Monday morning… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Welcome To Our World, Interns!

Why We Bozzuto: Welcome To Our World, Interns!

It never officially feels like summer here at Bozzuto without our interns… so last week we were more than happy to welcome our largest group of interns ever for 12 exciting weeks of hands-on learning! This year’s application and interview process was highly competitive with 500+ students expressing interest in Bozzuto internship opportunities. After much… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Inside A Regional Portfolio Manager’s Workday

Why We Bozzuto: Inside A Regional Portfolio Manager’s Workday

Meet Rebekah R., Recruiter at Bozzuto… In quest of fresh perspectives to support her onsite staffing efforts, Rebekah recently spent a day with her coworker Megan P., a Regional Portfolio Manager. While shadowing Megan and her team, Rebekah gained a better understanding of the qualifications unique to the success of Bozzuto employees working onsite at… (Continue reading)

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Be EXTRAordinary with #BozzutoEXTRAS

At Bozzuto, our number one priority is to ensure that your living experience goes beyond ordinary, and goes far into the extraordinary. Whether it’s that glistening swimming pool, the fun events, or the people who make your experience’s incredible, we’ll do everything that we can to make it happen. If it’s one thing we can’t… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Share Our Knowledge

Why We Bozzuto: Share Our Knowledge

Meet Betsy G., Senior Recruiter at Bozzuto… Betsy was a Spanish major in college, and so a career that encourages the use of her bilingual skills is important to her. While she finds many opportunities to translate communications to and from Spanish as a full-time member of the human resources team at Bozzuto, Betsy decided to… (Continue reading)

Value Creation Through Experiential Design

Why We Bozzuto: Value Creation Through Experiential Design

On April 30th, Bozzuto President Toby Bozzuto joined Cornell University’s Baker Program in Real Estate for its final Distinguished Speaker Series of the 2015 spring semester. The series invites leading figures from across the industry to share insights, discuss important issues and developments in their fields, and talk about current projects and the career paths… (Continue reading)

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Welcome to BozzutoListens.com

Earlier this month, J Turner Research announced Bozzuto as the #1 Multifamily Manager for Online Reputation making our residents the happiest residents in the entire country. When it comes to extraordinary service, we know it starts with the ability to listen, then thoughtfully respond. Day in and day out we’re aiming for great. We need… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Military Spouse Appreciation

May 8th was Military Spouse Appreciation Day and we were delighted to be invited to the 2015 Military Spouse of the Year Award event which took place at Fort Myer Officers’ Club at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. We were humbled by the moving stories, tremendous contributions, and heartfelt sacrifices each of the award winners and nominees… (Continue reading)

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Harvard Real Estate Journal Taps Toby Bozzuto as Guest Reviewer

If real estate follows a basis of standardization, and innovation is naturally disruptive, what is innovation in real estate? The 2015 Harvard Journal of Real Estate takes aim at those questions.  This year’s Journal features 11 authors from programs across Harvard University, each with distinct approaches to the various facets of the real estate industry…. (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Opening Doors of Opportunity

Why We Bozzuto: Opening Doors of Opportunity

After a year of planning and coordination with Montgomery County Community College, next week we are kicking off our first-ever BMC Maintenance Internship Program. Our six interns will start on Monday, May 11th. Bozzuto’s Recruiting team and Learning and Development team joined forces to present this highly anticipated opportunity to the spring students of the Certificate… (Continue reading)

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#BeTheGreen Recap and Winner Announced

In honor of Earth Month, we devoted the entire month of April to living a more sustainable lifestyle. We knew we couldn’t do it alone, so we asked our communities, our friends, our families, and our followers to help us out and share tips and tricks on ways that we can all contribute to living… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Just Lighten Up! [VIDEO]

We may be heavy hitters in the real estate industry but upwards of 40 Bozzuto corporate employees decided to lighten up by shedding over 300 pounds in our first corporate fitness challenge. The Challenge The “Bozzuto Fitness Challenge” encouraged employees to kick off the New Year by gaining healthy habits and losing some unwanted pounds…. (Continue reading)

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Support Local, Share Local, #BozzutoLocal

Local businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhood, the spine of the local economy and the soul of our town. Which is exactly why, in honor of National Business Month, we’re spending the entire month of May celebrating all the local small businesses that contribute to making each of our communities a fun and thriving… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Beyond the Call of Duty [VIDEO]

Meet Bonnie S., Concierge Team Lead at Bozzuto… Be it colleagues or residents, Bonnie never thinks twice about going the extra mile for others. A true testament to Bonnie’s compassion is her eagerness to help coworkers advance in their careers; the reward of which is the sincere happiness she gleans from their success. It doesn’t… (Continue reading)

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Why We Bozzuto: Work. Live. Love. [VIDEO]

Meet Vikki S., Resident Concierge at Bozzuto… With an authentic passion for helping others, Vikki has never grown tired of her concierge role. Instead, she looks forward to each day and the unique opportunities to care for the amazing group of residents she has connected with in her community. A concierge, and a Bozzuto resident,… (Continue reading)

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“O Say Can You Sing” Anthem House Competition

So you think you can sing? Well, now’s your chance to prove it by entering the “Oh Say Can You Sing” singing competition! We’re looking for the best and most unique rendition of our National Anthem, sung by an undiscovered talent, to perform at the Anthem House Groundbreaking Ceremony in Locust Point on Monday, April… (Continue reading)

Whats Your Passion

Why We Bozzuto: Many People|One Bozzuto

We recently asked our employees to share what inspires them outside of work, and the response was amazing! We received hundreds of images capturing the essence of their unique personalities and individualism—from climbing mountains to fighting fires and serving our country on the weekends. We think this is quite special and a big contributor to… (Continue reading)

Why We Bozzuto: Women Who Influence At Bozzuto

On the heels of Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize a few of the tremendous female leaders and role models we have right here at Bozzuto. Julie Smith, Jamie Gorski, and Stephanie Williams are outstanding examples of the many women at Bozzuto, who influence—by way of passion, drive, and creativity (to name a… (Continue reading)

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Be The Change, Be The Green

At Bozzuto, we’re committed to leaving this planet better than we found it. Whether it’s a LEED-certified building, electric vehicle charging stations, community bike share or an awesome recycling program, sustainable business practices dictate our approach in every project we touch. We also know that if we want to make a difference, we can’t do… (Continue reading)

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Our Favorite Twitter Moments From #2015BMA

Last night was The 2015 Bozzuto Management Awards, and just like in years past, this years event didn’t disappoint. In case you couldn’t be there to help us celebrate, here are some of our favorite Tweets from the event. Enjoy! #2015BMA pre-game! @nancygoldsmith @StevenFretwell @Lynn_with_no_e @Bozzuto pic.twitter.com/RttOe3XqFD — Chad Cooley (@chadacooley) March 12, 2015 #2015BMA… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Boston Apartment Community of the Week: The Residences at Rivers Edge

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Philly: The Pub Crawler’s Guide to Happiness

It’s that time again, Philadelphians! Time to hold steadfast to traditional pastimes and pay tribute to the values of our ancestors; time to embrace culture whether you’re from Ireland or anywhere else around the globe. It’s time for a colorful celebration complete with shamrock shakes and minty green beer. In a nutshell, it’s time to… (Continue reading)

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Watch The Live Video Stream of The 2015 Bozzuto Management Awards with Meerkat

At last year’s Bozzuto Management Awards, all of us at Bozzuto came together to achieve something that no other company within our industry has ever done before. Last year, we became the first to ever trend on Twitter organically. This collective effort was a proud moment for all of us that resulted in being talked… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Washington, D.C. Apartment Community of the Week: The Kenmore Apartments

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Bozzuto’s Virginia Apartment Community of the Week: The Residences at The Market Common

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Bozzuto’s Maryland Apartment Community of the Week: Mariner Bay at Annapolis Towne Centre

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Chinatown vs. the Seaport: Finding an Apartment in Boston

March 9, 2015
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Boston has evolved greatly over the last several years, with old neighborhoods like Chinatown getting reinvigorated and new neighborhoods like the Seaport springing up. Boston’s Chinatown is full of small streets bursting with life and its proximity to the rest of downtown means you’re never far away from the action of the city. Likewise, the… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Boston Apartment Community of the Week: Watertown Mews

March 6, 2015
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When The Weather Gets Rough, We Don’t Just Snow Day – We #BozzutoSnowDay

At Bozzuto, whether it’s 6 inches, 12 inches, or even 105.7 inches of snow (we’re looking at you, Boston), we’re not going to let a little weather get in the way of giving our residents the best living experience we can. In fact, snow days are some of the most fun days we have each… (Continue reading)

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Quiz: What City in Maryland Should You Live In?

March 5, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Maryland

If you already know that you know you love blue crabs and orioles, then you probably already know that Maryland is the place for you. However, figuring out which city in this amazing state that will best fit your glowing personality and unique lifestyle is never easy. Take this quiz to find out which part of… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Washington, D.C. Apartment Community of the Week: The Woodley

March 4, 2015
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Enhancing Lives One Lease at a Time

March 4, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Bozzuto Living

When you’re searching for a rental, are you instinctively setting your expectations a little low? Are you simply checking boxes for the bare minimum, or are you really taking into consideration the life you want to be living? Even if you’re not in the market to buy, you still deserve to rest your weary bones… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Virginia Apartment Community of the Week: Concord Crystal City Apartments

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How To Find The Perfect New York Apartment

March 3, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, New York, New York City

Living in New York City isn’t something many people regret. It’s a city of hustle and high energy, with a million different ways to live a life. But whether you’re making a fresh start or just looking to upgrade your current digs, you know that where in the city you live will influence your lifestyle…. (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Maryland Apartment Community of the Week: Mallory Square

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How to Live Green (Without Spending a Lot of Green)

March 2, 2015
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If you want to be more eco-friendly at home it’s easier now than ever before. In fact, it’s a lot cheaper, too! Besides the usual additions of solar paneling, sustainable wood flooring, and nontoxic paints, experts say that simple changes in your everyday life are all it takes to make your home a healthier, safer,… (Continue reading)

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Show Your Spirit With The #BozzutoMadness Tournament Challenge!

To many, March is the time of year when things really start to get serious. It’s a special time of year when the finger foods are endless and 10 people to a couch is the minimum, because everyone should have a front row seat. It’s a time when you show up to watch the game… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Virginia Apartment Community of the Week: Arcadia Run

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Living a “Scandal”-ous Life in Washington, D.C.

February 26, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Washington DC

High-powered publicist—the President is her client, after all—Olivia Pope of hit TV show Scandal and you each have just one thing in common: you both call Washington, D.C. home. If you’re a fan of the program or just need to experience your city through a different lens, may we suggest a Scandal-esque tour? We’ve imagined… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Maryland Apartment Community of the Week: The Whitney at Bethesda Theatre

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Bozzuto’s CMO Jamie Gorski Helps Ring Wall Street’s Opening Bell

Bozzuto’s very own Chief Marketing Officer Jamie Gorski, along with other members of Zillow’s 2015 Multifamily Rentals Advisory Board, gathered this week to help get the NASDAQ trading day started on Wall Street.   Zillow’s Multifamily Advisory Board is comprised of the top leaders in the multifamily industry. Along with members of Zillow’s executive and… (Continue reading)

Welcome to Chicago

Hello Chicago!

February 25, 2015
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Bozzuto Guest Blog, Chicago, Illinois

As a blue-eyed baby from Hoboken once said, “Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose the blues in Chicago.” If a devoted New Yorker like Frank could be this proud to sing praises for the Windy City, there could be no better place for Bozzuto to plant some Midwestern roots. The Bozzuto Group is ecstatic to… (Continue reading)

Bozzuto’s Washington, D.C. Apartment Community of the Week: 7th Flats

February 24, 2015
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How To Maximize Space In Your Apartment

February 24, 2015
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Apartment dwelling has its perks: you have your own space without all the responsibilities (or expenses) of home ownership, and chances are you’re located in a hip part of town where you’re within walking distance of many great shops, restaurants and bars. Plus, if you’re living in a Bozzuto apartment, you also have access to… (Continue reading)

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Fiola Near Newseum Residences: Taste What All the Buzz Is About at This Italian Eatery

July 29, 2015
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Fiola is an award-winning restaurant set in a prime location, so it's not hard to understand what all the buzz is about. The restaurant is modeled after an Italian trattoria and features an upscale dining room that works equally well as a setting for catching up with some friends from Newseum Residences (round tables accommodate… (Continue reading)

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Having Dinner at Cassie’s? Plan to Return to The Brownstones at Englewood South With Leftovers!

Set in a pleasant storefront on South Dean Street in the heart of Englewood (just off the George Washington Bridge), Cassie’s opened in 1998 as a traditional, no-nonsense, Italian-American bar and restaurant. From its cozy hardwood booths and colorful wall murals to the open kitchen housing a coal-fired brick oven, the scene at Cassie’s communicates… (Continue reading)

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Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm: Add Some Organic Beauty to Your Home at Lodge at Seven Oaks

July 29, 2015
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Fresh, fragrant plants can transform a room or windowsill, and that's exactly the idea at Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm. At this Severn nursery you can get a vase of fresh-cut daisies to brighten your dining room table at Lodge at Seven Oaks, or choose a potted fern to sit in a sunny corner… (Continue reading)

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Where to Watch the Big Game Near Red Run: Playoff Sports Bar and Grill in Reisterstown

July 28, 2015
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Sports, beer, and good company are a classic combination, and that's just what you can find at Playoff Sports Bar and Grill. This Reisterstown pub has a reputation for offering tasty food in a lively, friendly atmosphere. Snack on a plate of nachos piled high with chili, cheese, and sour cream while you watch the… (Continue reading)

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Regal Cinemas Rockville Center 13: Your Favorite Actors Have a Home at This Theater Near The Fenestra

If a night out at the movies sounds good to you, then consider heading over to Regal Cinemas Rockville Center 13. With 13 screens, there's sure to be something for everyone! Kids will clamor to see the latest animated blockbuster, while teenagers might be more interested in the latest action-adventure superhero film. If you're a… (Continue reading)

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Rest Easy, Highland Park Residents: Target Is Just Moments Away!

July 28, 2015
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Target shoppers should recognize the following scenario: You decide you need some small item — new athletic socks, perhaps, or some shampoo for the bathroom — so you head to Target to pick it up. You walk into this nationwide retailer with your shopping list set but find yourself emerging an hour later with at… (Continue reading)

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Nick’s Nightclub: Kick Up Your Heels, Park Place at Van Dorn Residents!

July 27, 2015
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Regulars at Nick's Night Club say that if you want to enjoy live bands, kick up your heels with some line dancing, or croon to the crowd during a karaoke contest, this is the place to be! And it's true that this Alexandria hotspot is definitely a place where you can have a rollicking good… (Continue reading)

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Menomale: An Authentic Taste of Campania-Style Italian Cuisine Is Just Moments From Rhode Island Row

July 27, 2015
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While many pizzerias boast that they use traditional Italian culinary techniques, Menomale is actually owned by pizzialos certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana in Naples, Italy. This means that everything at Menomale is considered authentic Italian cuisine, prepared with ingredients from the Campania region and cooked in a hand-built, 6,000-pound, wood-fired oven that cooks… (Continue reading)

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Dolfield South Cafe: Grab a Quick Bite Near Riverstone at Owings Mills

July 27, 2015
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Riverstone at Owings Mills

Regulars at Dolfield South Cafe say that this place is a reliable stop for quick, casual meals, and indeed, it's been serving Owings Mills diners for more than 10 years. Dolfield South is near the metro, so in the morning you'll find a line of people ordering coffees and breakfast sandwiches (try the salami-topped egg… (Continue reading)

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Where to Find Free Wi-Fi and Foamy Lattes in Doylestown: The Zen Den Near Stonington Farm

July 27, 2015
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A steaming cup of joe can warm you up on a icy winter morning, while an iced latte can cool you down on a summer Pennsylvania afternoon. Whatever the circumstances or season of your visit, the baristas at Doylestown's The Zen Den are ready and waiting to serve up your coffee however you like it…. (Continue reading)