by Marc Hurwitz
An iconic bakery that has been in business for several decades is shutting down, and a bagel shop will be replacing it.
According to a press release, Rosie's Bakery at The Street in Chestnut Hill is closing after 42 years in business, and The Bagel Table will be moving into the space and featuring OMG! Bagels along with locally-smoked fishes, New York City-style deli sandwiches and desserts such as crumb cakes, black and white cookies, and cheesecake, and more. The release mentions that The Bagel Table will also carry on the legacy of Rosie's by offering a number of its items to customers, though it is not yet known which items will be sold there. It looks like The Bagel Table will be debuting sometime in December, and that it will be open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
OMG! Bagels was actually the first pop-up shop at The Street, debuting in 2015, and it was followed by such temporary shops as Kane's Donuts, Alice's Table, The Third Piece, Rancatore's, and Ronsky's, the last of which now has a permanent home there.
Rosie's also had a location in Cambridge's Inman Square, with that store shutting down for good in the spring of 2015, while another outlet had been at Boston's South Station as well. A note within its website mentions that the business is moving to a location in Brighton where it will indeed be making treats for The Bagel Table and that its products can also be picked up at Athan's in Brighton and Brookline along with Liquor Mart in Chestnut Hill until The Bagel Table opens. (It appears that the Chestnut Hill location of Rosie's has already closed, as the note says that the move to the Brighton location took place over the weekend.)
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