After 21 years in the business, David's Bagels closed on First Avenue near 14th Street in August 2008. The landlord asked for a big rent hike...
...and was rewarded with an empty storefront for about 20 months...Now, though, as EV Grieve reader Kim passed along, workers are gutting the old space...
A nearby shopkeeper says the space will become a Mexican restaurant. "Tacos, burritos -- that kind of shit."
For further reading:
David's Bagels (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)
A sad day for bagels (Blah Blog Blah ... and Jill gets credit for that top photo)
Ten months later, David’s space still empty (East Village Idiot)