By Dispatch Editors on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 10:03 am
Hit bagelry and sandwich shop Edith’s appears ready to take over the space vacated by DeStefano’s Steakhouse.
The founder and CEO of Edith’s Eatery and Grocery, Elyssa Heller, is listed as filing for a license at 312 Leonard Street on September 7.
Edith’s started out as a pop-up in Greenpoint operating out of Paulie Gee’s pizzeria. It skyrocketed to popularity when the New Yorker profiled Heller and talked about why modern bagels have grown so puffy — it’s mechanization, the same thing that makes everything taste a little bit worse than it used to.
Edith’s opened a permanent location in March of this year over at 495 Lorimer Street, pictured below. This tiny space had previously sold Meat Hook sandwiches, but closed before the pandemic began.
At 495 Lorimer Street, Edith’s sells bagel sandwiches, pita sandwiches, and eastern European and Jewish inspired foods like smoked fish. The offerings are superb, and the shop has often been selling out of the handcrafted bagels.
The new location is located a few blocks away in a building that has an address of 312 Leonard and 89 Conselyea Street. DeStefano’s Steakhouse had been located at 89 Conselyea Street since 2007, but relocated this summer for a larger venue.