Kossar’s Bialys in Ruins, Teaser Plywood for the Next 6 Weeks

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 at 5:13 am by
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Kossar’s Bialys officially closed its doors last week for a months-anticipated tune-up. Pithy plywood signage holds court during this remodeling period, teasing that “after 80 years, we decided to have a little work done,” and that the bakery is “coming (back) soon.” Check out a peek behind the boards.

The self-imposed closure should last approximately six weeks, as previously disclosed. Purpose of the $500,000 project is to “modernize” the warehouse nature of the store. That includes preparing bagels with a schmear for customers, adding a sandwich counter and grill, and most importantly, an overhaul of the electrical systems that run the joint.

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Oh, and lest we forget that Kossar’s is looking to expand somewhere on the Upper West Side.

News of its renovation was first reported by Boogie last spring, but the business held out until now.

Kossar’s will reopen just in time for its eightieth birthday. It first opened on Clinton Street back in 1936, and moved to its currently location in 1960. Evan Giniger and David Zablocki are together the third set of proprietors to operate the bakery since its inception. Marc Halprin was aboard at first, but is no longer part of the team, though.

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