Friday, October 23, 2015
[Photo by @wemakesomething]
The folks at Ess-A-Bagel have put up the coming soon sign on their new home — 324-326 First Ave. at East 19th Street… on the east side of the Avenue in the Shoppes of Stuy Town (in the former GameStop storefront).
No word yet on an opening date. The banner just arrived yesterday.
A quick recap: The bagel shop shut down its home of nearly 40 years on First Avenue at East 21st Street back in March… depending on who's telling the story, there was some sort of disagreement between the landlord and Ess-A-Bagel’s owners. At the time, the Ess-A-Folks vowed that they would open in a new storefront nearby.
As for the former Ess-A-Bagel space at No. 359 … today marks the one-month anniversary of Upper East Side favorite (uh, right?) Tal Bagels …
Tal replaced the former Rose Restaurant and part of Ess-A-Bagel. A Bank of America ATM center is supposedly taking the rest of the square footage and going in on the corner at East 21st Street.
Oh, and because multiple people pointed this out in the comments recently…
… the Moe's Southwest Grill has closed at 367 First Ave. …
Many thanks to @wemakesomething for the tip!
Here's more info on this location via the Town & Village blog… One of the owners, Muriel Frost, said that "the new location will be bigger, which will allow the bagel shop to do things that couldn’t be done at the old shop.
"We will do catering and also delivery, which we were not physically equipped to do before," she said.
No word about toasting.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] Report: Landlord forcing Ess-a-Bagel from its longtime home (46 comments)
1 week left for Ess-A-Bagel at its current 1st Avenue location
[Updated] Ess-A-Bagel has closed for now on 1st Avenue