Coney Island, NY
Concern Housing, a non-profit that connects families with housing opportunities and support services, took the first steps towards opening Cyclone Bagels on the ground floor of Surf Vets Place, a 135-unit residential building for veterans and low-income families. The new shop at 3003 West 21st St. will offer both full-time and part-time employment opportunities to retired service members who have experienced homelessness and difficulty securing employment. Concern Housing’s primary mission is to help those who have served this country live a fulfilling life.
Located on the ground floor of our affordable housing project at Surf Vets Place in Coney Island. The 1,400 sf bagel shop is filled with innovative equipment that produces bagels with significantly less water than traditional methods. Not only is the store supporting the community, the bagels are sustainably made. We complemented the process with a nature-inspired palette in the design of the retail area creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The interior is adorned with earthy tones, reminiscent of a cozy home kitchen, promoting a sense of warmth and familiarity. Wooden accents and green tile are strategically placed, bringing elements of nature indoors and enhancing the overall organic feel.