An iconic Brooklyn bialy and bagel producer is moving its operators to Nassau County.
B&S Bialys / Bagels by Bell Ltd., a third generation business established in 1947 and one of the largest bakers of bialys and bagels in the Northeast, will purchase and equip a 30,000 s/f industrial building at 3333-3345 Royal Avenue in Oceanside.
The move will generate $274 million in economic benefits for Nassau County and almost $250,000 in net tax benefits. It will also create 72 new jobs.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced that the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has approved an economic compact with the baker.
“The relocation of one of the nation’s largest bagel and bialy manufacturers from Brooklyn to Oceanside illustrates the continued confidence employers have in Nassau County’s economy,ˮ said Mangano.
“Bell’s $2.5 million brick-and-motor investment in Oceanside will benefit our economy to the tune of $274 million and bring 72 jobs to Nassau County that would otherwise end up in New Jersey.”
The company had considered relocating to Carlstadt, New Jersey.
Alon with the Nassau County economic compact, Bell’s will receive economic incentives from Empire State Development Corp., low cost electricity from PSEG Long Island and low-cost natural gas from National Grid.
Bell’s bialys are baked using a more-than-century-old recipe brought over from Bialystock, Poland. Now in a 13,900 s/f building that it owns at 10013 Foster Ave. in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood, Bell’s, was started by Martin Bell, who handed the business down to his son, Warren, and who now is turning the reins over to his son, Jared.
Bell’s wholesales to other bakeries and supermarket chains producing 3,000 bialys daily.