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Message From CEO of Boloco

11/26/2008 12:01:00 AM
Whoopsie daisy ... looks like the CEO of Boloco, John Pepper, found my post about their new restaurant opening at the corner of Boylston and Charles (here). For those of you that missed his comment, it was very well written and so I thought it deserved its own post.

Ouch - not exactly the welcome crew we dream of when we open restaurants in our beloved Boston :) That said (and as I shared yesterday with another blogger also concerned about the character of this important corner), I understand and in most cases side with all of you on this topic... Costello's Liquor next to our offices further down on Boylston (Corner of Mass Ave) is now a T-Mobile... heart-breaking.

As Kathleen pointed out, this building/location is the birthplace of Edgar Allen Poe. And thanks to Kevin C. in his "Viva Poe-Loco" post (, January 19 will be Poe's 200th birthday... and because of this new found revelation, we at Boloco will now make absolutely sure we do something creative in his name on that day. I'm hoping he'd even partake if he was around to enjoy it... :)

To the first 20 people reading this (that's to cover me... i've made massively poor judgments in moments like these in past years), feel free to send me (pepper at boloco dot com) your Boloco Card # (or your mailing address if you don't have one) and i'll pop a freebie on there... it's the least we can do for including us in your posts. One day we at Boloco hope to earn our keep on that prominent corner - do remember in the meantime that Boloco is not just another Mexican burrito joint. Sure, we do sell traditional burritos, but that's just the beginning in terms of flavors and inspirations from around the world. We just happen to think the tortilla is the most efficient and yummiest way to transport all of those great ingredients - too often that gets us mixed up in the Mexican category - while Boloco sounds spanish, most of you know its not (it's short for Boston Local Co...for those still wondering).

Most importantly, we are your neighbors, we live near all of you, and we love Boston and root for the Sox and Celtics just like most of you do. Take a closer look next time you drop in...


John Pepper CEO and Co-Founder

PS. The luggage store moved only 2 doors around the corner next to the smoke shop - same building... I'm sure they'd appreciate your business more than ever in these interesting times :)

To Mr. Pepper - thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. I'm sure everyone appreciates hearing from you.

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2 Response to "Message From CEO of Boloco"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    I've never been to a Boloco. I have to admit, that very nice post from Mr. Pepper makes me want to try them.

    Posted on 11/26/08, 4:00 PM

  2. Anonymous Said,

    Could not find a suitable section so I written here, how to become a moderator for your forum, that need for this?

    Posted on 11/19/09, 8:15 PM


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