Bagel Rising closed down earlier this summer to transform into its sister concept, Pavement Coffeehouse, and that transformation is now complete, expanding the Pavement brand to five locations. (Yes, you can still get bagels.)
Owner Lawrence Margulies first opened Bagel Rising in 2002, and two years later, he was selling bagels wholesale to the three Espresso Royale Caffes, which he bought two years after that. Then, in 2010, he opened his first Pavement Coffeehouse on Boylston Street and ultimately turned the Espresso Royales into Pavements.
Earlier this summer, a representative of the growing chain told Eater that a Fenway location is coming as well (1330 Boylston Street). The existing locations are at 1096 Boylston Street (near Berklee), 736 Commonwealth Avenue (near BU), 44 Gainsborough Street (near Northeastern), and 286 Newbury Street (Back Bay).
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