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Popular eastern Queens bagel store to open Long Island City location

Utopia Bagels is coming to 26-11 Jackson Ave. Photo via Google Maps

July 1, 2024 By Ethan Marshall

The popular Queens bagel chain Utopia Bagels will open a third location—with a storefront in Long Island City.

The company will be opening at 26-11 Jackson Ave., although the operators of Utopia Bagels were unable to provide a specific date. The firm said it is likely to open in 2025

Utopia Bagels signed a 15-year lease with Rockrose Development and will rent 6,800 square feet of ground-floor and lower-level space. Alexander Karas and Jeff Winick of Winick Realty Group facilitated the deal.

Initially established in 1981 at 1909 Utopia Pkwy. in Whitestone, Utopia Bagels has become a community staple. The company opened a second store, located at 120 E. 34th St. in Midtown, earlier this month.

Utopia Bagels prides itself on its method of making bagels: hand-rolling, kettle boiling, and baking each one in a 1947 carousel oven. Throughout its over 40 years of existence, Utopia has maintained the same recipes.

The asking rent for the 6,800-square-foot property is $100 per square foot, equating to $680,000.

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