Print
Restaurants

Ken's Bagels Out; Beach Bagels In

By Jessica Maurer, posted Jun 24, 2015
(Photo courtesy of Beach Bagels)
Just shy of Beach Bagels' first anniversary, owner Tony Di Norcia has purchased Ken’s Bagels at 5906 Oleander Drive. Ken’s owner Wendell Willey closed the restaurant recently after deciding not to renew the lease.

“This was an opportunity that just made sense for us,” Di Norcia said.

Di Norcia purchased the Beach Bagels at 7220 Wrightsville Ave. from Phil and Patty Santomassi last July. Although Di Norcia’s background was in the financial sector, he was looking for an opportunity to own an established business.

The menu at the new restaurant will be the same as the Wrightsville Avenue location, though Di Norcia says he will likely keep a few of the customer favorites from the Ken’s menu. He also plans to add some new items at both locations. While Beach Bagels is known for its bagels and sandwiches, Di Norica has added doughnuts and croissants to the menu as well as some new items such as spinach wraps and hummus.

Di Norcia is working now on plans to remodel the former Ken’s space, saying that new floors are needed throughout as well as some upgrades to the open kitchen and dining space. He hopes to add outdoor seating. The pace of the remodeling will determine the opening date.

“I’m hopeful that we can be open by summer’s end,” Di Norcia said. “But that may be being optimistic.”

Have a tip for Restaurant Roundup? Email us at [email protected].

Story On The Map

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Jim ellis headshot 10311631058

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Digital Agency

Jim Ellis - Signal
Fredheadshot 5119113348

Commercial Window Coverings and How They Help the Community

Fred Kumpel - Strickland's Home
Christy2

Roof Maxx No-Brainer

Christy West - Roof Rescue of Wilmington LLC/Roof Maxx

Trending News

Boutique Hotel Opening Downtown

Johanna Cano - Sep 13, 2019

Live Oak Bank Eyes More Land Near Wilmington Campus

Christina Haley O'Neal - Sep 12, 2019

Investor Buys City Block At 16th And Greenfield Streets

Cece Nunn - Sep 13, 2019

In The Current Issue

Boating Trends: Bigger Boats, Fewer Spaces

One of the latest trends in local boating is more boaters are choosing bigger boats, but they continue to have a hard time finding a place t...


Advancing Local Women In Tech

A growing number of women have joined the tech field, and some in the Wilmington area are working to keep them there....


First Citizens Moving Closer To Entegra Merger

With the approval of its shareholders at last month’s annual meeting, Entegra Financial Corp. is moving ahead on a merger agreement with Fir...

Book On Business

The 2019 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
WILMA's Leadership Accelerator
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`