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Brooklyn Water coming to Charlotte

Ask a New Yorker why the city has what they claim are the best bagels and pizza in the world, and they’ll likely tell you about the water.

Brought to New York from farther upstate by a series of intricate pipelines, the city is known to have high-quality water, and now it looks as though Charlotteans – long forced to drink and use water with which New Yorkers would hesitate to wash their clothes – will be getting a taste of the sweet nectar that is Brooklyn water.

Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., interestingly based in Boca Raton, Fla., will open Feb. 12 in Ballantyne, at 15105 John J. Delaney Drive.

The bagel company won’t be shipping drinking water from Brooklyn, however. The company’s founder developed a process to boil water down to what the company’s website calls “laboratory-grade H2O,” and then adds minerals found in New York water in order to create “Brooklynized” water.

The menu includes bagels, muffins, egg sandwiches and scooper melts, which are hot sandwiches on bagels that have had the bread removed.

Since launching its first restaurant in 2009, Brooklyn Water has opened in six states: California, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts and North Carolina, according to a company news release. The company plans to expand from 17 locations to over 20 restaurants by the end of 2014.

Oh, and for those made thirsty by the sound of Brooklyn water, the company also sells bottles of the good stuff.

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