Exodus Bagels announced today it's moving into the old Canto 6 location at 3346 Washington St., across from the E-13 police station.
That's good news for JP, not so good for bagel fans in Roslindale, who'd been thinking owner Adam Hirsh would be opening a nosherie off Belgrade Avenue. But the Canto 6 spot is already zoned and built for bakery-type operations, while the Roslindale location, on McCraw Street, where Exodus now makes its bagels, would have required zoning-board approval and a lot of work to turn into a retail space.
We are also inspired and motivated to set up shop at the corner of Washington and Green Streets, because we see that securing a retail space with proper licensure in place gets us closer to fulfilling our goals at McCraw Street. 2 McCraw will continue to be our commercial kitchen where we'll produce food & our bagels with greater frequency. The smaller retail space on Washington is where we will focus on serving our bagels, sandwiches, coffee and drinks to the hungry Parkside neighborhood and all those who venture here.