Noah Bernamoff is planning to blanket the city with his New York-Montreal hybrid Black Seed bagels. He and partner Matt Kliegman are taking over the late and much-mourned De Robertis Pasticceria space, reports Flo Fab. The duo, which already runs a very popular shop in Nolita and another in Hudson Eats, plan to open a full-service cafe there this spring, and increase their already rapidly expanding wholesale business. (The bagels are already sold at Whole Foods in Gowanus and a growing number of shops and restaurants on the weekends.) They are working with the Robertis family to preserve some of the shop's original details like the hand-cut tile walls and floors.
Bernamoff also has his hands busy with his first bar, Grand Army, which he's opening with Damon Boelte, Julian Brizzi, and Daniel Krieger sometime soon. He also alluded yesterday to having another big project in the works.