By Sabina Mollot
On Thursday, Ess-a-Bagel announced via Facebook that the long delayed store opening in Stuyvesant Town would be some time early next week.
“Will post the exact date over the weekend. Happy Labor Day and look forward to seeing you all next week!!” read a post.
Owner David Wilpon didn’t return a call for comment but said previously that the delay in opening had to do with numerous permits.
Ess-a-Bagel at 324 First Avenue was originally supposed to open in February, nearly a year after the company lost its lease across the street to Tal Bagels.
Since then three permits have been approved by the city for work related to the new store’s renovation, for signage, sprinklers and floors.
By Wednesday, Town & Village reader Danny Chin alerted us that good news was in the air.
“I was lucky enough to get a photo of the 1st test batch of bagels from the new Ess-a-Bagel,” he said. “They were testing out their new oven as I was walking by this afternoon. The bagel was nicely blistered and crispy.”