Alex Perdomo is an American success story.
He came to the US at 13, from Honduras. For his first 3 years here, he worked full time to support his parents. At 16 he went back to school.
He’s been married for 27 years. He has 2 beautiful daughters. The oldest just graduated from college. The other is pre-med.
Eleven years ago, Alex bought Bagel Maven. He also bought new equipment to upgrade the popular spot, in the mini-shopping center near Five Guys.
This winter has been tough. Alex fell behind by half a month on his rent. Now, he says, his landlord told him to leave by February 29th — and to leave his equipment too.
“People tell me I should raise my prices,” he says. “I’m not that kind of person.”
Alex asked me to tell his story. But he’s not sure what he wants.
“I don’t know what to do. I’m desperate. This store is my life,” he says.
“I’m 46. It would be hard to start from the beginning.”
I suggested that if people stopped in to Bagel Maven, they could talk directly. Maybe someone could help him figure out next steps.
He thought that was a great idea.
Alex has always been there for Westport. He donates bagels and more to any school, organization or event that asks.
Now he’s asking us for help. This is a creative, compassionate community. Let’s see what we can do for Bagel Maven’s bagel maven.