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A shop serving New York-style bagels and Italian breads is coming soon to Preston Center.

Sclafani’s New York Bagels and Breads is scheduled to open in our neighborhood January 2022, CultureMap reported.

“You’ll walk into the shop, and we’ll be every bit as good as shops in New York and New Jersey,” founder Chris Sclafani told the publication. “We’ll do the process of boiling and baking, and the water will be filtered to mimic the water we have back home.”

Sclafani opened the first Sclafani’s in Virginia, which is still open under different ownership. His Italian ancestors were bakers, too, and specializing in bread and bread products.

Sclafani’s parents got divorced, and his father married into a Jewish family, hence the bagels. That’s when they moved into retail and away from wholesale.

The bakery will open at 6135 Luther Lane.

Preston Center recently welcomed Malai Kitchen to its dining places.


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