updated 6/22/2011 12:33:49 PM ET 2011-06-22T16:33:49

A New York City bagel store that's been featured on TV shows such as "Seinfeld" and "Friends" is shutting its doors.

The H&H Bagels store on Manhattan's Upper West Side has been a city institution since 1972. But The Wall Street Journal reports the store's awning advertising bagels "like no other bagel in the world" was removed Tuesday.

An H&H employee who answered the phone Wednesday said the store would close for good Monday but didn't say why.

There's another H&H location where the bagels are baked on Manhattan's West Side, near the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. It will remain open.

H&H owner Helmer Toro faced state tax charges in 2009. He pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was sentenced to spend 50 weekends in jail and pay more than $500,000 in restitution.

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