Bagel Stop & Deli has had a rough couple of years. First Dunkin’ Donuts opened up across the street (at the former location of Bagel Station). Then Bagel Boy opened just a few blocks away. But at 1424 Sheepshead Bay Road, Bagel Stop should’ve had the advantage, since it was closer to the train station than any other bagel place could be. Yet business seemed to struggle over the past couple of years, and, finally, it has shuttered its storefront. Reader Lisanne Anderson caught this photo yesterday, and said all of the tables and counters had been removed. She said workers told her the building was sold, pushing them to close. We have to wonder, though, as this is an increasingly popular excuse.