A company behind one of the city's most beloved bagel makers says it is bankrupt.
H&H Bagels founder Helmer Toro sought Chapter 11 protection this week for one of the entities that make up the business.
In court papers, he blames the economy and a rent dispute for the problems of the company, Garden Operation Realty.
The court filing listed $5.1 million in debt. The company said it believed it could recover.
The bankruptcy filing will put a hold on a separate legal action that might have led to H&H getting locked out of a bakery in Secaucus, N.J.