Car Barn Bagel Shop to Expand
Published: Friday, September 28, 2012
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2012 02:09
Students with early morning classes in Car Barn will be able to grab breakfast at an expanded Einstein Bros. Bagels store by Oct. 29.
Renovations for the new store began Sept. 12, according to Director of Media Relations Rachel Pugh.
The store, which will be located in the “Fish Bowl” on the second floor of Car Barn, will serve bagels, sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, espresso drinks and pastries.
The plan for a full store in Car Barn was suggested in the university’s untitled 2011 food research report that refers to a comprehensive collection of research on products, services and experiences, according to Pugh.
The original kiosk, which had been stationed in the Car Barn since January 11, was moved to its permanent location in Regents Hall this fall.
Student responses to the anticipated store have been mostly positive.
“I think it’s great to see the university’s efforts to provide its students with different non-Leo’s food options, even in a somewhat marginal location like Car Barn,” Stephanie Welsh (NHS ’14) said.
Christina Wing (MSB ’16) emphasized that a food option in the Car Barn area would provide more choices for busy students.
“I think that it will be nice for people who have classes in Walsh and Car Barn because, right now, the only option for real food there is Wisey’s,” Wing said. “With Einstein’s, there will be more options.”
Some, however, have expressed concern that the new store would create more student traffic in the Fish Bowl area.
“I know a lot of students use the ‘Fish Bowl’ to hang out and study,” Sharmila Das (SFS ’16) said. “I think that with an Einstein’s there, it will be a lot more packed.”
Some students also felt that other areas of campus would benefit more from a new food service.
“I’ve heard a lot of people discuss the need for a coffee place in the [Rafik B. Hariri Building], but Georgetown has several other items higher up on the to-do list,” Welsh said.
With the kiosk and the upcoming full store, Einstein’s presence on campus is growing larger, and additional growth is not out of the question.
“Future expansion will weigh heavily on the success of the new full store in the Car Barn and the kiosk in Regents Hall,” Pugh wrote in an email.