Where Ess-A-Bagel once was, there is a Tal Bagels (since September) and, just this week, a Bank of America.
Ess-A-Bagel was here since 1976. They were forced to close this past spring, to much weeping and rending of garments.
Why put another bagel shop where there already was a hugely successful and beloved bagel shop? I have no idea. At least Tal uses the term "appetizing" on their sign, a word with an interesting history.
As for Bank of America, there's nothing appetizing about it.
Ess-A-Bagel plans to reopen a new shop just a little further south on First Avenue.