On Barracks Row: Spring Mill Bread Going – “Jew-ish” Deli Coming
By Larry Janezich
Capitol Hill Corner went to check out Spring Mill Bread’s last day on Barracks Row yesterday. Owner Katherine Rurka was on site, cleaning out the store. The company’s logo had already been removed from the front of the building. Asked why they were closing, she replied simply, “Our lease was up,” adding, “I’ve got to call the fire department, we’ve got smoke. Where’s my phone?” CHC offered a phone, but Rurka found hers, exclaiming, “On our last day,” and made the call.
Three DC Fire Department vehicles arrived within minutes and located a faulty breaker switch in the basement and no cause for alarm.
It didn’t seem like an opportune time to press for additional details. Spring Mill Bakery closed their Bethesda location when their lease was up in January 2018. Outlets in Arlington, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Takoma, and Spring Mill, Pennsylvania remain open.
As first reported by Popville, the popular “Jew-ish” Deli Call Your Mother will open in the space vacated by the bakery this spring. It will join Bullfrog Bagels near Eastern Market, giving Capitol Hill a second source of bagels. Here’s a link to Eater DC’s report http://bit.ly/2RPoeis and here’s a link to Call Your Mother’s menu https://www.callyourmotherdeli.com/menu.