A young boy (and his mother) made an incredible one-minute video highlighting all of his favorite things about Jamaica Plain -- the restaurants, train stations, barber shop, libraries, bicycles, karate classes -- and more! Holding a toy train to start, Santiago Arroyo begins in front of the Egleston Square mural across from the T and makes his way to the Egleston Community Garden, and then moves on to restaurants by highlighting the original Chilacates, JP Licks (what kid doesn't like ice cream?), Pikalo, and Exodus Bagels. He shouts out all the bicycles to ride, neighborhood libraries and playgrounds, mentions he takes karate classes with his mother and grandmother(!), and talks up the firefighters of Engine 28. Then he really gets into the action -- by getting a trim at Flaco's Barber Shop, and a teeth cleaning at the Brookside Community Health Center. He ends by showcasing JP's T stops.
A long anticipated day is almost here -- Exodus Bagels will be opening its Jamaica Plain storefront on Feb. 11th. In a Facebook post, Adam Hirsh, owner of Exodus Bagels, let folks know that the wait is over and that people can stop pressing their faces against the windows -- because the very popular bagel business will be giving out free bagels and cream cheese on Sunday! The business is located at 3346 Washington St., the former home of the Canto 6 bakery, which closed in 2016. The store will be open for full service on Feb. 13th selling its full market menu, some sweets and beverages.
The cult-like following of Exodus Bagels will soon flock to Jamaica Plain. The popular local business serving freshly made New York-style bagels is slated to open its first retail location at 3346 Washington St. in the former Canto 6 bakery spot. "We cannot begin to tell you how excited we are to move forward! We need a space to serve consistently without bouncing all over town.