UPDATE – THE BEIGEL SHOP HAS REOPENED! WOO HOO!
Hey bagel-istas, put down the coffee and take a seat. There’s been a big shock on Brick Lane this morning, with the surprise eviction of Beigel Shop. It’s fair to say that everyone has a favourite of the two neighbouring Brick Lane bagel joints (the other being Beigel Bake), but whichever one you prefer to get your late-night salty beef from, the closure of the yellow-signed café is a big, big shame.
However, owners of the now closed Beigel Shop extended a ray of hope to distraught fans of their bready doughnuts with a statement on Twitter:
— Beigel Shop (@BrickLneBeigelS) May 13, 2014
Hurrah! They say it might not be so long until they’re back to their bagel baking ways, but the ‘Writ of Possession’ on the door tells us otherwise. This surprise eviction might not mean the end of the Brick Lane bagelry once and for all, but whether they stay in their original premises next to Beigel Bake remains to be seen. Alexandra Gerrity