By Sabina Mollot
Fans of Ess-a-Bagel will have to wait a little longer than they thought for their carb fix.
While earlier this year, the owners said they expected the new shop in Stuyvesant Town to open some time in February, that date has been moved back to May.
One of the owners, David Wilpon, said, “At first we thought it would be February, but there are always obstacles.”
While he declined to share what those were, he noted that construction has been underway at the 324 First Avenue space for the past couple of weeks and he’s been asked a lot about when the opening will be.
“All day when I’m there, they ask us.”
Meanwhile, the store’s sign went up last Monday. A permit for the sign’s installation was approved on March 1 by the city. “We’re plodding along,” Wilpon said.