In 2006, Pavement Coffeehouse owner Larry Margulies bought the Boston locations of Midwest-based Espresso Royale Caffe. One by one, Margulies has converted them to Pavements (Gainsborough St. in March 2012 and Newbury St. in October 2012), and now it's time for the final location, near BU, to make the switch, which comes with a renovation along with the name change.
A rep for Pavement reports that the renovated space "will be truly beautiful and a great space for both studying and just enjoying great coffee and tea." There will be a separate line for coffee, tea, and pastry purchases to "ease up on the congestion" (light breakfast and lunch options are also on the menu). And there will be not one but two "suped up" La Marzocco espresso machines. The shop is set to reopen on August 28th if all goes as planned. Aside from the Espresso Royale converts, Pavement also has its own original location at 1096 Boylston St, and Margulies also owns Bagel Rising in Allston, which provides the coffee shops with bagels.
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