"An Upper West Side institution has rolled out its final bagels.
Beloved by generations of hungry New Yorkers, the H&H Bagels store on West 80th Street and Broadway location has closed up shop.
A store representative gave no specific reason for the sudden closure.
Many New Yorkers are now left wondering where they will get their daily shmear.
"To me, they're the definition of what a bagel is. Everything else just pales in comparison," said one local.
"It's a ritual to come here. We bought our place a few years ago and one of the appealing things was being so close to H&H Bagels," said another.
H&H fell on hard times recently, as the chain's owner pleaded guilty to tax fraud charges last year.
Its store and baking site on West 46th Street will remain open."
639 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036
2239 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
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