It may have taken 85 years (but who’s counting), but Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys is expanding beyond the Lower East Side, signing for its second-ever location in a 1,200-square-foot, 15-year, ground-floor lease at 312 11th Ave., announced Douglaston Development.
Joshua Young, vice president of Market Rate Operations at Clinton Management, the property management affiliate of Douglaston Development, represented the landlord in the transaction. Peter Braus, managing principal and co-founder of Lee & Associates NYC, negotiated the deal on behalf of the tenant.
“We’re thrilled to have Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys at Ohm, adding one of the oldest New York City bakery staples to the rapidly growing food and beverage offerings in the area,” Young said. “This lease marks Kossar’s first foray into West Chelsea and contributes to Douglaston Development and Clinton Management’s commitment to bringing authentic and dedicated businesses to West Chelsea.”
Kossar’s will occupy space that was previously home to Via Trenta Pizzoteca and will join a wine purveyor and deli at the Ohm, located steps from Hudson Yards. At its West Chelsea location, Kossar’s will sell a wide range of homemade bagels, bialys, babka and challah, among additional favorites.
“Kossar’s is an authentic New York City institution that has had a loyal fanbase since its inception in 1936,” said Braus. “We are excited to grow that customer base and provide the Kossar’s experience in West Chelsea, giving residents and visitors on the West Side the opportunity to enjoy their delicious hand-made goods on a regular basis.”
The asking rent was $120 per square foot. Plans call for a fall opening.