Friday, April 1, 2016

The Ess-A-Bagel signage has arrived, but the opening date has been postponed

The sign is up now (as of last week) at Ess-A-Bagel, 324-326 First Ave. at East 19th Street in the Shoppes of Stuy Town.

However, the original February opening date never obviously happened. According to the new issue of Town & Village (story not online yet), David Wilpon, one of the owners, said that there have been some unnamed obstacles that have pushed back the timing. He's now looking at a May opening.

Meanwhile, renovations of the space continue. "We are plodding along," he said.

Updated 5 p.m.

The story is now online here

H/T Edmund John Dunn

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

[Updated] Ess-A-Bagel announces its new location on 1st Avenue


Giovanni said...

I have been going to Ess-a-Bagel for 25 years. Their bagels are great, but there was one thing missing: a toaster. If they are finally willing to toast, I can do a Kickstarter for them to get one.

Anonymous said...

One word: whatever.

Anonymous said...

Giovanni, I have to disagree. Ess's bagels are perfection, toasting them would mar their beauty. Please don't give them a toaster. Toast them at home if need be.

Anonymous said...

I think they're way overhyped. And their customer service is deplorable. The only thing they have in their favor is you were young and free the first time you ate one

Bagel Boy said...

I just passed by, it doesn't look they could open this place in two months if they tried. I bet they won't open until summer at the earliest. And tell Giovanni I didn't see any toasters.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:22 PM Wow. So true. Poetic.

On a sign note; that sign is harder to read than the sign at the Broadway - Houston fruit stand.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:22 PM: For something to be poetic, doesn't it have to have some truth to it? Ess-a-Bagel was always good. I never had one in my youth, so I wasn't eating memories. Doesn't mean you have to like them, for your own personal reasons.

Anonymous said...

I just heard that the delays are due to some financial issues, the new store is costing more than they anticipated and that's why it's taking so long to re-open. I wouldn't be surprised of they try to do a GoFundMe.

Sally Smile said...

First they were supposed to open in Febriary, then they said mid-May. it's May 16th, and they still look like they have barely even started on the construction. Any idea when they will re-open?

Anonymous said...

One of the workers said they are opening June 30. For those that care, they showed me the toaster, well the box anyway.....they will be toasting!