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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Alvah's near Kittredge Square

The question has been circulating on the neighborhood listserv during the past week.  What do you think about a "small neighborhood business, cooperatively owned by its employees, that serves up quality coffee and curated baked goods in a friendly and beautiful setting"?

About two dozen responses have come back so far.  Every single one of them positive.  The only hint otherwise was the mention of the existing coffee house, Hafun Cafe, in Dudley, where Chuck Turner's District 7 offices used to be at the corner of Shawmut and Malcolm X Blvd.  The actual address is 51 Roxbury Street.  See this brief blog entry.

Kudos are due to Alvah's working group for reaching out to the community with their thoughtfully posed question.

Photo credit Luigi Giovanetti


  1. This sounds like a wonderful idea! Is there a location in mind? Who will organize and help establish it?

    Please count this as a positive comment (but one that would like some details on how it will be run).

    Thanks for passing it along!

  2. It is a wonderful idea. There used to be a fabulous french restaurant in NYC called Rene Pujol which was employee-owned and everybody loved it.

    For what its worth, neither Alvah's nor Hafun Cafe have entries on Yelp or Urbanspoon.