Einstein Bagels Opens New Location
Published: Friday, January 25, 2013
Updated: Friday, January 25, 2013 02:01
After months of renovation, Einstein Bros. Bagels will hold its grand opening for its second on-campus location on the second floor of Car Barn Friday.
The store is located in the study area known as the “Fish Bowl” and will serve bagels, sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfait, brewed coffee, espresso drinks and more.
Renovations began Sept. 12, and the store was set to open by Oct. 29 but did not open for business until Dec. 3 due to construction delays. While the storefront occupies a significant portion of the former study area, several tables and chairs remain.
According to Einstein Bros. Bagels Supervisor Calishia Mitchell, members of the campus community have expressed enthusiasm about the new store.
“They love it because they can get breakfast all day, lunch all day, orange juice all day, coffee all day,” Mitchell said. “I think the only thing is that I'm trying to extend hours.”
The store, which is currently open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will offer a $1 discount on all sandwiches plus a chance to “spin the wheel” for coupons and additional offers in honor of its grand opening Friday.
A smaller Einstein’s store with more limited services opened in Regents Hall in September. The full store in Car Barn will have more options than the Regents location.
“I think it’s really great. The Car Barn [is] kind of far away from any of the other places that kids like to go, especially for just coffee and a bagel. It’ll be nice not to have to go to Saxbys and then back if you just want a quick bagel and coffee,” Samantha Kubek (COL ’13) said. “I’ve never actually been to the one in Regents, but a lot of my friends have gone and have complained about the fact that it’s only a partial store, so I think that this will make the student body happier.”
Mitchell said that student customers will benefit from the full store.
“You get a better variety,” she said. “In Regents, it’s just coffee and bagels. We have food for everyone. We have vegetarian meals, we have meat.”
The new store will accept GOCard debit and Flex dollars.