Sunrise Bagels Moving to Wilmington

The bagel shop plans to move in May.

Sunrise Bagels is planning to move to Wilmington in May. According to owner Larry Cutts, they are closing their North Reading location and it will not be a bagel shop when they open in Wilmington.

The new shop will be open at 355 Middlesex Ave. in Wilmington. The Wilmington Selectmen voted to approve a common victualer license for the restaurant last week.

Sunrise Bagels has been in North Reading for 22 years, and they were the only bagel shop around when they opened, Cutts said.

"We hope a lot of our existing customers will make their way over," he said.

They plan to change the menu up a bit in the new location, especially the breakfast menu, Cutts said.

"We are not going to be a bagel shop, that’s not what we are looking at," he told Patch.

The new menu is not set in stone, but they hope to add omelets and made-to-order salads among other things. They also hope to expand the soup program, he said.

They don’t have a firm date for the move, but hope to change locations before the end of May, Cutts said.

Joe Veno February 22, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Larry, Thank you for the many years in N.R. We will miss you. Good luck at your new location.
jjf February 22, 2013 at 12:46 PM
Another empty storefront! What a shame.
De February 22, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Best of luck! :)
Voiceofreason February 22, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Another nice place killed by corporate crap like DD and Heavenly Donut....Also, agreed JJF...NR Selectman need to make it a priority to fill all these open store fronts..NR is starting to resemble Detroit..
Barry February 22, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Before you start blaming Dunkin Donuts or Heav'nly Donuts, or North Reading or its selectmen, for that matter, it would be nice to know why Sunrise Bagels is relocating. It might have to do with the particular space they are now occupying. After all, there are both a DD and an HD within two miles of Sunrise Bagel's new Wilmington location.
Pat Fillmore February 22, 2013 at 03:11 PM
Its not "corporare crap"! It is Federal Realty, that has made it next to impossible for small businesses to exist in the plaza! To name a few...Carousel Cleaner, Brooks, Play it again Sports,, just to name a few!!! Rents are out of sight and nothing in plaza to attract people! Opps, I was wrong... Stop and Shop is there!
Voiceofreason February 22, 2013 at 03:36 PM
I'm not giving them the total blame but who has the busy drive thrus? Our Main St is a joke compared to Reading, and more comparable Wilmington....
Voiceofreason February 22, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Izzy's affordable clothing??? Come on fix the closed space up...
Ce ce February 22, 2013 at 11:34 PM
I guess having one tax rate is really working in NR. When are the selectmen going to wake up. Not having two tax rates isn't attracting many new businesses. It is about location!
Joe Veno February 23, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Ce ce, Please explain. What do you think the Selectmen shoud do and how would it effect business locations ?
Jim Pothier February 23, 2013 at 01:25 AM
Let's hope they fill that space faster than the old Stop and Shop location!
Joe Veno February 23, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Voiceofreason February 23, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Hi Joe, You always do a good job bringing solutions rather then just complaining. Thank you for that!!. My answer to your question is these storefronts are emptying out at a fairly steady pace...There has to be a reason, or multitude of reasons why they are leaving. I think it is incumbent upon the selectman to pinpoint why, and help come up with some solutions to fix the problem.
Diane Cutts February 23, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Larry & Diane We enjoyed reading the comments : but have enjoyed even more the many friends we have made over the years in North Reading and hope to see you in May at the new store beside the Registry on 62 in Wilmington. Over the 22 years we’ve watched small children of families grow up, (many of whom worked for us), go on to school, married ,and have their own children. Diane and I very much feel part of No. Reading, and fortunate to share in so many extended families.
Stephen Miscowski February 24, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Joe, the people who are elected by the town should be making decisions that are best for the town and the people they represent. I would bet that the majority of the people in the town would be in favor of two tax rates, especially now that NR tax rate is the highest around.......
Joe Veno February 24, 2013 at 02:13 PM
@ Stev, I agree the people who are elected shoud be making th best decisions for the town. But many people do not understand there is only so much the Selectmen can do when it comes to a regulating private business. I do not know if the majority of people in the town would be in favor of two tax rates or not. But I will say this two tax rates would not help to keep or get new Businesses in town at all.
Joe Veno February 24, 2013 at 02:32 PM
The last thing we want to do is drive businesses out of town. When a business closes we lose tax dollars on the personal property of the business. I have explained this before. I agree the tax rate is high in our town. But that is what happens when we keep passing overides. I am not saying we do not need the overides. What I am saying is if all the people who complain about them got out and voted against them they would not pass. I want to be perfectly clear here. I ma NOT telling people to vote against overides. What i am telling people is to get out and vote.
Jessica February 28, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Little Detroit!


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