In 1972, my husband Milton and I decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Queens and move our bagel baking operation, along with our family, to what was then the sleepy town of Hallandale, Florida. In 1973, Sage Bagel and appetizer was born. We were a small store, simply bagels and an appetizing case, and a simple theory on quality. if an item wasn't exceptional, we wouldn't sell it. With generations of bagel bakers behind us (some were born with a silver spoon in their mouth - I had a bagel) and one in front, we knew we had a winner, and we hoped South Florida was the right outlet.