Murray’s Bagels Co-Founder Set to Open Leo’s Next Week

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Adam Pomerantz, co-founder of Murrays Bagels, tells us that pending one last visit from ConEd, hell open Leos Bagels in the financial district early next week. (Between this and Chinorico, the Spanish-Asian tapaswine barbeer hall, the neighborhood is really looking up!) Murrays devotees can expect pretty much the same menu of smoked fish, coffee, and of course a variety of bagels that are hand-rolled and baked on-site. A couple of novelties: A salad named the Leo (after Pomerantzs uncle) will combine egg salad, lox, and onions; and a bakers dozen will be called a brokers dozen. Oy. As with Murrays, Pomerantzs wife, Joanne Robinson, designed the store, so this wont be a, ahem, hole-in-the-wall Pomerantz has sprung for subway tiles, a floor of bagel-shaped mosaics, and even takeout bags meant to appeal to Wall Street guys. (Is that a bagel in your pocket? asks the Victorian dame.)

Leos Bagels, 3 Hanover Sq., nr. Stone St.; 212-785-4700