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It came a month later than expected, but Goldberg’s New York Bagels finally opened its second location in Silver Spring, much to the dismay of a certain kosher bagel man in Baltimore operating under the same name.
Dan Keleman, owner of the Silver Spring shop and its parent in Rockville, says that Montgomery County slowed down his grand-opening timetable. Specifically, MoCo wanted Keleman to reinforce his roof to better support the heating and A/C systems. It cost Keleman an extra $5,000-$6,000 to get the job done.
But Keleman finally got his last permits on Friday and officially opened for business on Sunday, the day after shabbat. Business was very brisk on opening day, the owner reports. The Silver Spring locale did double the sales of the Rockville store.
Which is great, except for one thing: All the bagels are baked at the Rockville location and then trucked to the Silver Spring spot. “We had to do a second bake and bring them over,” Keleman says about opening day.
Keleman says his bagels are best about 45 minutes after baking and will stay fresh for about eight to 10 hours.
Goldberg’s hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
Have you been to the new Goldberg’s yet? If so, tell us what you think.
Goldberg’s New York Bagels, 9328 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, (240) 450-4177