Monday, April 27, 2015
A 2nd Tompkins Square Bagels confirmed for former Open Pantry space on 2nd Avenue
[EVG photo from Jan. 29]
Christopher Pugliese, the owner of Tompkins Square Bagels at 165 Avenue A near East 10th Street, confirmed to us last night that he has a deal in place for a second location at 184 Second Ave.
He will be taking over the space that previously housed Open Pantry, the 45-year-old coffee shop/grocery between East 11th Street and East 12th Street that closed for good at the end of January.
The proprietors of Open Pantry also own the building.
"They specifically made it a point not to bring in a big corporate business," Pugliese told us via email. "They wanted to keep it local."
We'll have more details later about the timing of the opening of the second TSB shop. (Tompkins Square Bagels opened on Avenue A near East 10th Street in December 2011.)
"It's a go," he said. "I am very excited."
Previously on EV Grieve:
After 40-plus years, Open Pantry looks to be closing on 2nd Avenue
Rumor: Tompkins Square Bagels possibly opening a 2nd East Village location on 2nd Avenue