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City Says Stay Away From Brooklyn Bagel Bakery's Crumbling Walls

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Fans of the Brooklyn Bagel Bakery in Historic Filipinotown, arguably the best place in town to get your bagel fix, will have to go elsewhere for their bagel fix—at least for now—after building inspectors declared the structure unsafe this week.

The historic bakery on Beverly Blvd. near Alvarado, suffered "major structural failure over the holiday weekend" and was forced to close, according to The Eastsider and the company's website.

A large wooden brace has been placed against the east wall of the building where massive cracks can be seen near the top of the structure. Notices posted by building inspectors warn people to stay at least 25 feet away from the bakery, which until last weekend easily lured bagel lovers since 1965.

The company anticipates reopening soon, according to their website, though there's no timeline on how long the repairs could take. In the meantime, Brooklyn Bagel will continue making bagels at their Montebello headquarters, but sadly retail sales will be closed until further notice.

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The bakery supplies bagels to many of L.A.'s favorite delis and restaurants, including Nate n Al's, Canter's, Factor's, Art's, Langer's, and Izzy's. So, at least there are some options until they reopen.

Brooklyn Bagel Bakery moved to the Beverly Blvd. location in 1965, after founder Seymour Friedman from a rented space in West Adams where he began the company in 1953. According to the company website, Seymour's father Louis started the family tradition as a young man working in the "beigel" industry in New York.