The Bagel Closes At Old Orchard Mall In Skokie

Bob Roberts
November 29, 2018 - 4:59 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Bob Roberts


SKOKIE (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A restaurant that was an institution in north suburban Skokie for more than 30 years has closed its doors. 

WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts was on hand Thursday as The Bagel at Old Orchard Mall served its final customers.

There was a lunchtime rush to buy what was left. The bakery case was virtually empty, and the bagels with “everything” were the last to go.

The shop had been open for more than 30 years.

One customer, weighted down with half a dozen bags, said her next stop was the hospital: chicken soup for mom. 

There’s one other Bagel location, at 3107 North Broadway, and it remains open.