Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bagel Rising in Allston Is Becoming Pavement Coffeehouse

It looks like a bagel place in Allston is going to morph into another location of a group of coffeehouses that is under the same ownership.

According to a Licensing Board page within the City of Boston website, Bagel Rising on Commonwealth Avenue is changing over to Pavement Coffeehouse, making this the fifth location of the coffee place to open in Boston. The other Pavement shops, which can be found on Newbury Street in the Back Bay, Gainsborough Street near Northeastern University, Boylston Street by the Back Bay/Fenway border, and Commonwealth Avenue by Boston University, all replaced locations a now-defunct group of coffee shops called Espresso Royale.

[June 23 update: Based on a couple of comments below (and confirmed by the editor for Eater Boston), the new Pavement Coffeehouse will continue to offer bagels, though one of the comments mentions that the bagels will apparently be under the Pavement name rather than Bagel Rising.]

[July 28 update: Eater Boston states that Bagel Rising in Allston is now closed, with Pavement Coffeehouse planning to move in (after renovations are done) at the end of August.]

[September 10 update: A new article from Eater Boston mentions that Pavement Coffeehouse is now open in the former Bagel Rising space.]

The address for Bagel Rising (and the soon-to-be Pavement Coffeehouse) in Allston is 1243 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA, 02134. The website for Pavement is at

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Blogger hillary said...

Wait - does that mean that they will no longer be making bagels? The other branches of Pavement have been selling Bagel Rising's bagels, which are really good. I hope they're going to continue the bagel operation but just change the front end to a Pavement!

10:45 AM  
Blogger Marc said...

No word yet, hillary.

9:10 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

HI Hillary-

Yes, we will still be making homemade bagels at the new Pavement! The entire shop will be remodeled, but all the bagel making equipment is staying put! We are excited about this change and think it will be great for the neighborhood. I've owned Bagel Rising for 16 yrs now and would never give up making homemade bagels!

Larry Margulies- Owner- Bagel Rising/Pavement

1:34 PM  
Blogger Andrew LoPilato said...

Hello! We will continue to make the bagels ourselves under the brand Pavement rather than Bagel Rising!

2:30 PM  
Blogger hillary said...

Thanks, Larry and Andrew! I'm relieved! :)

3:02 PM  

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