Wednesday, March 27, 2013
An auction was held last week, and another Quarry Lake business owner bought the popular breakfast and lunch restaurant.
UPDATE (3 p.m.)—Quarry Bagel & Cafe, a breakfast and lunch restaurant at The Shops at Quarry Lake, has been sold. "It sold to another food tenant in Quarry Lake," said Scott Frank, auction specialist for commercial and residential properties. He represents Alex Copper Chattel Auctions. Current owner Geoff Friedman said it sold to the owners of California Tortilla, and that transitioning ownership will take up to three weeks. During that time Quarry Bagel will remain open—and beyond. Friedman said he will help the new owner transition into operating the business. And it's likely that the new owner will keep the restaurant open for dinner. An auction of the business "in its entirety" was held Friday, according to the auction announcement. …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The restaurant will remain open, according to Geoff Friedman, owner.
UPDATE (3 p.m. March 25)—Quarry Bagel & Cafe Is Sold UPDATE (11:45 a.m.)—The future of Quarry Bagel & Cafe is uncertain, as it changes ownership, but the restaurant will remain open. An auction advertisement on Alex Cooper Chattel Auctions gives some clues as to what's going on at the Shops at Quarry Lake business, a popular local restaurant that earned Pikesville Patch's Readers Choice Award for Best Sandwich. "Being offered for auction is the business as entirety only," the announcement states. "Partnership dissolution forces immediate auction sale. Exciting opportunity for experienced food operator to purchase full functioning bagel/deli cafe in well-known Quarry Lake in Pikesville." Read the full auction announcement for how to apply …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
National Bagel Day is Feb. 9.
Get a free bagel and a spread at the Original Brooklyn Water Bagels in Pikesville this Saturday. The one-per-customer offer is available only Feb. 9, which is National Bagel Day, according to a release from the business. No purchase is necessary. The Pikesville location, at 25 Hooks Lane, is the chain's only site in Maryland. It's open seven days a week, from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to its website. For more information on the giveaway, call the store at 410-602-7776. In other news from the company, it recently launched its first Brooklyn Water Bagels Pizza & Pasta, Co. in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and plans to open more of the franchises. Have you visited Brooklyn Water Bagels in Pikesville? If so, how do you like it? Give your review…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Rodger C. Snyder Memorial Post of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA Inc., in Pikesville, is seeking new members to join its 47-year-old Pikesville group.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Pikesville's new bagel shop offers a myriad of choices for lunch, from bagelwiches to whitefish salad. But don't expect to get a seat—at least not during peak hours.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.'s debut has been highly anticipated in Pikesville—a town whose residents know bagels. And customers have been turning out in large numbers, even though the dining area is too small to accommodate the new-restaurant hordes. As we gazed over the crowded dining room, it was apparent that it held more people waiting than sitting. That was during the lunch hour this week when I went to get my first taste of the water, the bagels, and the whitefish salad. This restaurant sells its own water, reportedly made to taste like the water found in Brooklyn, NY. Restaurant literature says this particular water is used to make the bagels. "It's All About the Water," according to the restaurant chain motto. Does it …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The store that opened last week on Hooks Lane is the first of 24 planned throughout the state.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company now open at Hooks Village is the first of 24 stores planned in Maryland, according to the franchise owner. Bob Ammon, development agent and owner of the Maryland franchise, said in a statement that his local partnership will open the majority of stores during the next five years. He chose the Pikesville site because of the high-income demographic, because it's close to residential neighborhoods, and has consumer traffic throughout the day, according to a news release. "We are cognizant of the highly-developed and sophisticated consumer tastes for bagels in this marketplace, and believe this is the ideal spot to capture their imagination and change their bagel-shopping habits,” he said in the …
Monday, July 2, 2012
New business opens on Hooks Lane despite problems from last weekend's storm.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company dodged a few bullets and officially opened for business on Monday. Owner Bob Ammon's company will be open from 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day at its site on Hooks Lane. It opened Monday despite problems from this weekend's storm. The business lost its electrical power after Friday's storm, but got it back around 4 a.m. Sunday. In addition, their food service company let them use a refrigerated truck to take care of the food while the power was out. That helped them keep everything in place and be ready to go Monday. "We were happy to have that [opening]," Ammon said. ""We were happy to acommodate people who might not have had power." The store is 2,865 square feet, and was very busy the first day, which…
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The popular restaurant is open again after being closed since Memorial Day.
It was during business hours on Memorial Day when a sprinkler pipe burst at Quarry Bagel & Cafe, causing the eatery to close for weeks. Now the restaurant, voted by Pikesville Patch readers as having the best sandwiches in Pikesville, is open again for business. At lunchtime Monday, the restaurant was packed with customers. Since June 17, owner Geoff Friedman has been serving up his regular menu, including a variety of bagels and cream cheese, sandwiches, lunch platters, and dinners, including crabcakes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Quarry Bagel & Cafe is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday; 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; and 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We have lots of bagel options in Pikesville, and want to know which readers think is the very best.
People travel from throughout the Baltimore area—and from even further away—to Pikesville to get their favorite bagels from any of the numerous shops, grocery stores or bakeries. Which is your favorite place to get a bagel in Pikesville and what kind of bagel do you get? Please vote in the poll, below. This is also a chance to be a cheerleader for your favorite place—expound on the deliciousness, consistent quality or texture of your favorite bagel! Mention the lox while you're at it. We accepted nominations through July 9, and now its time to vote, through midnight Aug. 17. Don’t miss any Pikesville news. Subscribe to Pikesville Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Hooks Lane is the site for The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.