Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Afternoon in Williamsburg: Grand Opening of Bagelsmith at Metropolitan Avenue and Lorimer Street

We were thrilled to see today's grand opening of Bagelsmith at the southeast corner of Lorimer Street and Metropolitan Avenue, which has been vacant forever.

It's the newest branch of the great Bedford Avenue place. There are entrances both on Metropolitan and Lorimer. If we can remember back to 1997, when we first stayed at our current location, this actually used to be two different stores.

We remember getting the New York Times from a newsstand-type place on Lorimer Street the day our op-ed about New Jersey appeared back then. The corner store was variously over the years different things, we think: a bodega, video store, maybe even a liquor store.

Bagelsmith is a big improvement.

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