Last week, after months of delay, Call Your Mother opened its Georgetown location. (Yes, GM told you it would be a month and a half away back on July 20th. He was happily wrongly informed on that.)
The shop is now selling bagels, both prepared and unprepared, along with a few assorted offerings like drinks and cookies. The shop allows you to order online and pick it up, which is helpful because you won’t have to wait and they tend to run out of bagels before their 2 pm close. You can even order the night before and have it ready right after they open at 8:00 am.
Given the online ordering will the lines still be a problem? Probably not on weekdays, but weekends will still likely draw a crowd that doesn’t plan ahead. This, of course, is what the immediate neighbors are so afraid of. The line, however, will be sent down 35th St., not O, and the building right next door is available for rent. But what a perfect spot to set up a business targeting those who don’t want to wait in line! Maybe Bullfrog Bagels can be convinced to set up shop, like how Burger Kings open up across from McDonald’s. It could be a veritable Schmear District.
So have you tried them out? Do they live up to the hype, in your opinion?