The team behind legendary Lower East Side bialy bakery Kossar's is planning to close the this summer for renovations. Marc Halprin, Evan Giniger, and David Zablocki, who bought the business a year and a half ago, plan to start work on the plumbing and electrical system starting sometime in July or August. They also hope to add some prepared foods to their offerings when they reopen.
Bowery Boogie, which broke the news, thinks this is cause for concern, despite the fact that the renovations seem straight forward. It's true that businesses sometimes never reopen after "renovations," but the fact that Kossar's is under new and ambitious ownership makes it seem highly unlikely that this is the case. Still, best to stock up on bialys now in anticipation of the summer dry spell.