A longstanding bagel pop-up that launched a Kickstarter campaign a year ago to fund a permanent location has landed a different home for its deli and diner than it initially planned. Exodus Bagels announced a change of course this week, shifting focus from opening a brick-and-mortar in Roslindale. Owners Adam Hirsh and Priscilla Andrade will now work on building out a space at 3346 Washington St. in Jamaica Plain, the former home of Canto 6, a French bakery, according to Universal Hub.
Hirsh and Andrade posted the news about securing the Jamaica Plain space on Facebook and updated the Kickstarter page with more details about plans for the initial space they planned to occupy, 2 McCraw St. in Roslindale:
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.
Canto 6 shut down in August 2016, as Boston Restaurant Talk reported, and now Exodus will be able to open within a space that’s already zoned and licensed for food service, as Hirsh and Andrade noted on the Exodus Kickstarter page. They will be able to open in JP sooner than they would have in Roslindale and will share updates on progress with this new cafe space in the coming weeks.