[Photo of Garrett the manager yesterday by Lola Sáenz]
After a test run yesterday, the new location of Tompkins Square Bagels officially opens today at 184 Second Ave. between 11th Street and 12th Street. Owner Christopher Pugliese said that their hours for now will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (and possibly 5 p.m.).
There have been several delays with the renovations here. Pugliese's build out got bogged down, in part, by city bureaucracy. As he said last December: "The killer is, the DOB approved all of our major alterations very quickly. They came back to us with a list of about 12 minor objections and asked us to make adjustments. Little things like 'move this staircase six inches to the right,' or 'put the skylight here instead of there.' That has been dragging on for months."
And most recently there was an electrical problem with the main line to the building.
The original Tompkins Square Bagels, which debuted in December 2011, remains open at 165 Avenue A between 10th Street and 11th Street.
Pugliese previously said that there will be several items only available at the Second Avenue outpost, such as knishes from Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery
Previously on EV Grieve:
A 2nd Tompkins Square Bagels confirmed for former Open Pantry space on 2nd Avenue
Tompkins Square Bagels makes it official on 2nd Avenue
The new Tompkins Square Bagels will arrive before the 2nd Avenue subway
Video: An in-progress look at Tompkins Square Bagels, opening this month on 2nd Avenue