Charly Sahlia said the major work—construction, carpentry, electrical, major equipment installation—already is done, and what’s needed now is assembly of tables and chairs, shelving and storage in back and then bringing in inventory and training a new staff.
New features of the interior will include a long rail with stools opposite the service counter, increasing the amount of seating space for patrons.
The former tenant, Bruegger’s, took all of its own equipment out after closing in early December, Sahlia said, and nothing of the former bagel shop remains.
New Canaan will be the third location for what’s commonly known as ‘Upper Crust Bagels,’ after Darien and Trumbull.
Everything is made fresh and on-demand at Upper Crust, including the bagels as well as muffins, pastry, chopped salads and other items.