Remember the battle of the (sweeter, maltier, smaller) Montreal bagels in Brooklyn Heights last year? Well, it seems that in the intervening months, would-be Mile End rival B Empire Bagel Cafe has shuttered its location on Atlantic Avenue and is now preparing to reopen.* B wants you to know that its Montreal-style bagels are cooked in its wood-burning oven on the premises, thankyouverymuch, not trucked in from Canada. Also on the menu: sandwich melts on said bagels, soups with bagel chips, and salads. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; look for it to open this weekend.
B Empire Bagel Cafe, 200 Clinton St., nr. Atlantic Ave.; 718-858-6358
Earlier: Bagel Battle in Brooklyn Heights
*An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that B had moved.