Exodus Bagels announced today it will not be reopening its Jamaica Plain outlet, which it had shut during the pandemic last year - but that that means it could be expanding its Roslindale take-out window outside its bagel bakery into something larger.
There were a couple factors that were out of our control that ultimately made the decision for us. Mostly the factors are related to the state of the building. The repairs needed to make it a safe and sound location are beyond a tenant’s scope.
It’s really tough news for us as we have been hopeful we could return at some point but now we know we have permanently closed our JP store and we feel the loss like a fresh wound.
We are very lucky to have our kitchen in Roslindale and that we have started our window service there. We will now focus on expanding our presence in Roslindale and yes…we will always have sights on our JP neighborhood for a return if the right circumstances become available.
There are several vacant storefronts in the immediate vicinity of the Exodus baglery off Belgrade Avenue in Washington, including space in a new residential building right nearing completion right next door and next to Stash's across the street.
When Adam Hirsh first began raising funds for a permanent location for his bagels, he originally proposed turning the entire factory space where he makes bagels now into a bagel-based restaurant, but ran into regulatory and zoning issues related to the use of the space as a restaurant.