We broke the news last year that Zucker’s Bagels had signed a lease to open a new store at 273 Columbus Avenue between 72nd and 73rd in the former home of Gotham Foods. And today the opening was confirmed in a release. Zucker’s, which has two other shops known for their “authentic, hand-rolled, kettle-boiled New York bagels,” is hoping to open in the fall, a spokeswoman tells us.
The new Upper West Side shop will offer Zucker’s signature hand-rolled bagels, a large selection of spreads made in-house, and a wide array of smoked fish and salads. Beyond bagels, there will also be a wide-ranging assortment of items for breakfast, lunch, snacks and sweets. Zucker’s sandwiches are made with the freshest, finest quality pastrami, salmon, corned beef, grilled chicken and roast turkey. In addition, Zucker’s carries pastries from black and white cookies to brownies from the city’s best bakers including Eli Zabar and Israel Beigel. And of course, a great bagel needs a great cup of coffee: La Colombe coffee will be made fresh at Zucker’s all day long.
“We are incredibly excited to open on the Upper West Side, one of NYC’s most beloved and vibrant neighborhoods and one with a very rich bagel history,” said Matt Pomerantz, founder of Zucker’s. “There is nothing we love more than becoming a favorite spot for the community, whether its helping people start their day right before work or becoming the go-to spot for families to grab a bagel and a schmear throughout the day. We can’t wait to meet and welcome our new neighbors.”
The store is working with an architect to renovate the landmarked space, preserving the tin ceilings and large columns. A new H&H Bagels, which was a spinoff from the original H&H but not associated with the H&H owners, is also set to open at 526 Columbus between 85th and 86th street.