HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN – Brooklyn Bagel Bakery has shut down its Beverly Boulevard facility and store after it was declared unsafe by building inspectors.
Notices posted on the building warned passersby to stay 25 feet away from the east wall of the structure, where large cracks were observed between the bricks near the roof. A wooden brace had been built next to the damaged wall.
A notice posted on the company’s website said that the building suffered a” major structural failure over the holiday weekend” and was red tagged by building inspectors. But Brooklyn Bagel will continue to make bagels at its headquarters in Montebello until repairs to the Beverly Boulevard bakery in the 2200 block of Beverly Boulevard can be made.
Brooklyn Bagel, founded in 1953 by Seymour Friedman, moved to the Beverly Boulevard location in 1965, according to the company website.