Terry Skolnick was born February 26, 1930 in Brooklyn, New York. Skolnick served in the U.S. military during the Korean War. He also worked as a baker in Manhattan. Skolnick decided to open his own bakery in Cleveland, in order to seek out an untapped market. After moving to Cleveland, he looked in the phone book for a Jewish last name and called to ask where he should open his business.
Terry Skolnick opened University Heights Bagel Store in 1966. He later changed the name to Bialy’s Bagels. Skolnick built an Eastside institution.
Skolnick retired in 1997. Skolnick's daughter, Ellen Osolin who owned and operated Bialy’s Bagels with her husband Mark said, “My dad worked long hours to make that business what it is and to pass that on to us.”
After 36 years of working the Osolin's are ready to spend time with their 2 daughters and grandchildren. Osolin said, "We are thrilled to pass the business to born and bred Cleveland twin sisters. We wish them nothing but success in the future . We hope all our customers will continue to support Bialy's, and hope they will bring in some new customers as well."