The proprietors of Brooklyn’s Bagel World chainlet are expanding to the East Village. One of the owners has divulged his plans for the store, to be located at 165 Avenue A, to EV Grieve, who has plenty of details on his site. Among them: The store should be opening in October, and rent is a whopping $9,000 a month. Owner Christopher Pugliese, who’s lived in the neighborhood for several years, says he was motivated to open by the closure of another East Village bagel shop:
When David’s closed [in 2008], I was very angry/disappointed. That’s when the seed was planted to open a shop. I was kind of on the fence about it for a while. After I learned about how David’s was pushed out by Hot and Crusty, I was motivated and on a mission to open.