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Kossar’s to Expand with New Chelsea Location

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

For the first time in its 95-year existence, Kossar’s is expanding operations. The iconic Grand Street bagel shop – founded as a bialy bakery in 1936 – inked a fifteen-year lease last month at 312 11th Avenue in Chelsea. Its new satellite will occupy 1,200 square-feet on the ground floor of the development, also known […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Cameos in Showtime’s ‘Billions’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

Kossar’s Bialys appeared in the latest episode of Showtime hit, Billions. In the scene, we see main characters Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Oliver Dake (Christopher Denham) grabbing a quick bite, perched at the window counter looking out onto Grand Street. This is a high-profile cameo for Kossar’s Bialys, which has been in business on […]

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Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Reopens Today with New Look and Menu

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

​Under relatively new ownership, the updated Kossar’s Bialys is now less a warehouse bakery with retail afterthought, and more a proper New York City bagel shop. And it reopens to the public today. The bare-bones factory feel of the predecessor is gone, instead replaced with something cleaner and with vintage aesthetic. Feels like a hybrid […]

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Your First Look Inside the Updated Kossar’s Bialys on Grand Street

Last modified February 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

Here it is, folks. Your first glimpse of the re-branded, rehabilitated Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys (note the subtle name change). The new 80-year-old bakery resumes service at 367 Grand Street on Friday morning after spending four months on the sidelines. That $500K renovation is officially complete, and the bagel baskets are stocked with goods. An eagle-eyed […]

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Celebrating 80 Years, the Rebranded Kossar’s Bialys to Reopen in 2 Weeks

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:10 am

Kossar’s Bialys is just shy of two weeks from reopening at 367 Grand Street. Just in time for its eightieth anniversary. But when it debuts – again – it’ll do so as a more upscaled version with a slightly modified name. Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys. A post on the brand’s social media indicates the timeline […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Dismantles Plywood Shed, Readies for Reopening

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

It’s been a fortuitous few months for Kossar’s Bialys. Ever since closing 367 Grand Street for renovations in September, the re-tooled relic has been receiving a makeover both inside and out. New stylized red signage points toward a more upscale image for the brand, which also boasts eventual plans of citywide expansion. More on that […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Goes All Red with New Marquee at Grand Street

Posted December 10, 2015 at 9:29 am

Still missing Kossar’s Bialys? Well, you’re just gonna have to wait longer. Herewith, a quick bite to appease the appetite, so to speak. New store signage went up yesterday morning at 367 Grand Street, forsaking the green-brown-and-black color scheme for something a bit more catchy. As in, all red. The previous branding hung in there […]

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The Suspicious Explosion that Sidelined Kossar’s Bialys on Clinton Street [HISTORY]

Posted October 28, 2015 at 9:30 am

While Kossar’s Bakery remains shuttered for its requisite retail makeover, we thought it a good time to revisit a sordid episode in its decades-running history. A story to bide the time, if you will. Next year, the Lower East side bakery celebrates eighty years in business. Much of that history was made at its current address […]

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

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

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 […]

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While Under Renovation, Kossar’s Plots Bialy Comeback with Makeover and UWS Expansion

Last modified September 29, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Kossar’s Bialys, a staple of Lower East Side food culture for 79 years, is closing for a brief renovation period, as first reported here. The Wall Street Journal picks up the scraps to reveal the bigger plans afoot. Namely that the business will undergo a $500,000 makeover during its six-week hiatus, and (eventually) result in […]

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