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Williamsburg's beloved Bagel Store and Millennium Health, the side-by-side storefronts on Bedford Avenue, are being squeezed out of their spaces due to rising rents and a landlord's wish for more cash. Now, the Brooklyn Paper reports that real estate investor Joel Schreiber plans to combine both locations "and lure a large retail entity or a bank to the strip."
As you probably recall, a Whole Foods will be setting up shop across the way on Bedford and N. 4th Street, which isn't so bad considering a Marshall's was once a potential tenant. One thing we can at least cross off the list as Bagel Store and Millennium replacements: A Starbucks. Schreiber explains: "You're not going to see a Starbucks there. It's too expensive for them—even though two years ago, one was confirmed for the location.
· Bagels and health food give way to chain [Brooklyn Paper]
· Whole Foods Is Coming to Williamsburg [Racked NY]
· 'Burg Starbucks Confirmed [Racked NY]