11 First St., Cambridge map
East Cambridge will be welcoming many new businesses as it grows and develops, but it is especially exciting to welcome a new business with deep Cambridge roots. People who grew up around here know the neighborhood best, and that’s why I was excited to hear that the COO of Finagle A Bagel, Tony Pereira, was born and raised right here in the Harrington Wellington neighborhood.
Tony joined the owners, myself and School Committee member Joe Grassi to welcome Finagle A Bagel’s new concept store to First Street across the way from the Lechmere T stop.
Co-owner Alan Litchman, Tim, Co-owner Laura Trust, School Committee member Joe Grassi, and Finagle COO Tony Pereira.
Although Finagle A Bagel is an established local chain (they started in Faneuil Hall, and now have over 20 locations in Massachusetts), this location is a bit different. The concept for the new Cafe and Bakery is to make a more enjoyable dining and relaxing experience with booth seating, wireless internet, televisions, and an expanded menu.
They have also recently been granted outdoor seating, just in time for some warmer weather.
Their new store, in a photograph from their website.
A strong local company like Finagle will hopefully act as an anchor to help enliven the groundfloor retail coming to the area.