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article imageGeorgetown Cupcake worth the wait

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Aug 13, 2010 in Business
Two sisters decided to leave their corporate jobs and open a shop selling cupcakes. The sisters, Sophie LaMontagne, 33, and Katherine Kallinis, 31, were originally from Toronto.
A reality show that premiered in July called the "D.C. Cupcakes" will have six episodes. The show follows the day to day operations of the Geogetown Cupcake in Washington D.C.
The cupcake shop opened on Valentine's Day in 2008. It was a dream of the sisters that now makes 5,000 cupcakes a day.
The Washington Post reports Sophie said, "We ditched our corporate jobs and followed our dreams to make the world's best cupcakes."
On the weekends when they are usually the busiest there can be 100 people in line who can wait for up to two hours to buy their favorite cupcakes.
The line can stretch down the block and often blocks peoples' doors.
Some of them are not too happy about this.
Tom Meyer runs the Clyde's Restaurant Group and lives across the street from the bakery. He said since the bakery has been opened it has "destroyed street parking completely" He added recently when he was moving a table into his house there was a kid eating a cupcake on his front steps. The kid didn't want to move and told Meyer, "I was here first." But Meyer did say, "But I don't want to be a curmudgeon. Overall, I consider it a plus. It's much better than the bars that are letting out at 2 in the morning and it's drunk, rowdy kids. It's cupcakes. It's fine."
Georgetown Cupcakes are $2.75 each, $15 half dozen and $29 a dozen.
They do have a new online store now.
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