By Sabina Mollot
This past week, a couple of residents of Stuyvesant Town told Town & Village they were concerned that Ess-a-Bagel, which recently inked a lease in the complex, wasn’t going to open or might be having some problems. This, they explained was due to the fact that no work appeared to be going on in the space, which is now marked by a “coming soon” banner in the window. This appeared to be in contrast with what an onsite worker told T&V two weeks ago, that the place could open “hopefully” by the end of January.
Meanwhile, according to one of the owners, Muriel Frost, things are proceeding at the new space, despite having to wait for some permits and other paperwork issues. The new location, she added, could be open by February 1. Or, she admitted, “it could be February 10.”
She’s been fielding plenty of questions on that subject at Ess-a-Bagel’s Third Avenue location, where some regulars of the old shop on First Avenue will sometimes travel for their bagels on weekends.
“Customers come up on Sundays and ask,” said Frost. “God willing everything will be okay.”