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Friday, January 16, 2015

Ess-a-Bagel to Close this Month

http://town-village.com/2015/01/16/grill-21-rose-closing-ess-a-bagel-moving/

A very popular neighborhood fixture, Ess-a-Bagel, will apparently go the way of so many other mom-and-pop businesses in Manhattan: it's going to be gone. To be taken over by, what else, a bank (Bank of America) and something called "Tal Bagels."  Gone, too, will be Grill 21 and Rose Restaurant.

I'd rather have "Tower Bagels" be a CVS or a Duane Reade, but you can't have everything.

Folks, we are losing this city, piece by piece.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

What? NOOOOOO NOOOOOOO

I HAVE HAD IT I AM DONE What will they put in the space?

Anonymous said...

Tower bagels suck.

Anonymous said...

Well that is a bad omen. Towers Bagel. What's next. New towers to be built in STPCV. A bad omen indeed.

Anonymous said...

Will not miss the "B" letter grade given by the NYC Health Dept. God only knows what was being served.

Anonymous said...

Why do we have so many drug store? CVS and DR are right next door to each other on First Avenue! Are we such a pill-popping crowd that we need so many drug stores? Of course, I realize that they sell other things too, but why so many of them?

Anonymous said...

Uggh Moelis is the same developer who tried to make shakey promises talking his way out of damage to a community in Harlem. Basketball is painfully vital to kids in Harlem. He is not the good guy he paints. Remember this:

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20110606/harlem/developer-told-listen-residents-looking-save-basketball-court

Anonymous said...

We could just boycott these horrible chain businesses that are putting mom and pop business in the dumpster. I love to go shopping in the few (and getting fewer) old neighborhoods. NY is getting just like a tacky strip mall in a suburb. Reminds me of Sunrise Highway.

Anonymous said...

There is a Citibank and Chase Bank and TD Bank and now Bank of America. Whew. I was beginning to worry we didn't have enough too-big to-fail-banks in the neighborhood to bail out again after we finish bailing out Robbie.

Anonymous said...

Nothing to boycott. IT WILL BE A BANK, A BANK OF AMERICA. It would not matter if no customers walked in to the BOA ever. They take a 20 year lease and the city sucks more and more.

Where are the community boards on all this shit.

Anonymous said...

Contact info for L+M, the destroyers, I mean developers, who are perpetrating this:

http://lmdevpartners.com/contact-us/

Their main phone number in Larchmont is 914-833-3000. Their 419 Park Avenue South office phone is 212-233-0495.

Anonymous said...

I HATE SUNRISE HIGHWAY. PERFECT SIMILARITY. WOW REALLY SUCKS MORE AND MORE BY THE DAY. ESPECIALLY FIRST AVENUE - ew.

Edward Amame said...

What to do?

• We can complain online. But it won’t accomplish much.

• Customers can organize protests with signs. Enough people need to show up to get the attention of local local tv news. Embarrass L&M into who knows what.

• Call the mayor’s office. Call Dan Garodnick’s office. The city is allowing stories like this to happen all over town.

Anonymous said...

Guess the competition from the bagels at Oval Cafe was too much for Ess A Bagel to sell enough bagels to pay a higher rent.

Anonymous said...

Ess a Bagel on 21st has been steadily declining the last 2-3 years. Frequent "grade Pending" and "B" ratings. Not to mention surly employees. Can't blame the LL for everything.

Anonymous said...

So that's how many banks now? Nice city here -

1st avenue from 14 to 23. THAT'S five banks. Pathetic.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Aren't there MORE than five banks on 1st Ave between 14 St and 23rd.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever heard of Tower Bagels? Who are they?

Anonymous said...

T&V posted a correction. It's Tal Bagels, not Tower Bagels. They have a shop on First Avenue in the 50s and at least another location. They're bagels aren't as good as Ess-A-Bagels's (but then, whose are?). Check out the T&V blog for comments on the people doing this deal--more real estate scum.

Anonymous said...

2:58 pm that is pure BS. Employees are friendly and have been so for many years. Nice to all except the rude customers, like you, who are nasty to everyone in the hood. Bagels are top notch and the place is clean as can be.

No doubt 2:58 is a landlord a troll and obvious.

Anonymous said...

Sad. Best bagels in the hood.

Anonymous said...

Best bagels in the entire city. Landlord is a cheesy greedy hood ruiner.

Anonymous said...

I am 2:58 and I am not a LL troll. Rather I am a 25-year-ST resident and have been a customer many years. The health dept inspections speak for themselves. They now have an A grade good to see. I don't find them friendly but glad others do.

Anonymous said...

Oh that explains it! This was not investigative reporting but it was a dictated article. When pronounced "Taj" has two syllables which sounds very much like "Towers"

If this were a real article by a real reporter in a real newspaper and not a real estate industry-newsletter the word Taj would be in the reporter's notes and research many times it would be impossible to make this mistake.

We need a real reporter to cover the real estate frauds on the NYC communities starting with the brazen systemic scheme at PCVST that is happening everywhere across the state and country. The country is not safe if anymore of these NY politicians get into federal government.

Exposing the frauds against the thousands in PCVST will help the whole country, protecting millions of middle class Americans.

Anonymous said...

Ess A Bagel is not closing; rather moving to the Frenchman. Way to use social media for free publicity. Poor reporting by T& V.

Anonymous said...

I kind of prefer Bagel Boss.....