On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the south shore of Long Island with devastating force. The Rockaway Peninsula, our hometown, sustained heavy damage. Our bagel shop was destroyed by a wrath of over 4′ of sea water that tore through the beach and boardwalk just 1 block away. The entire store along with all of the refrigeration and bagel making equipment was destroyed. All efforts by the owners Scott Edwards and Tim Keenan to secure enough funding to rebuild the store were in vain.
However, through the enormous generosity of FrontStreet Facility Solutions, led by Chief Development Officer Joseph Scaretta, we were able to rebuild the store and re-open the doors on February 11th, 2013. Joseph Scaretta and his team donated their money, time and services in an unbelievable display of social responsibility. The owners and employee’s and of Surfside Bagels are forever grateful!
Our grand reopening has been a long time in the making.
See how far we’ve come: