Main Street’s Crust Bakeshop To Expand into Neighboring Storefront—to offer wine, cheese, and more, as North Main Provisions.

Alexis Kelleher and her partner, Nate Rossi – former sous chef at Armsby Abbey – plan to expand into the storefront next to Crust to open a wine and cheese shop. Crust was wildly popular before it even opened in 2014. Food lovers waited for the highly anticipated shop to open its doors and expectations were met with its grab-and-go model of freshly baked breads, pastries, Armeno coffees, farmstead cheeses, and breakfast sandwiches.

The interior work being done at the expansion of Crust— The building permit for Crust's expansion as North Main Provisions.

The interior work being done at the expansion of Crust—North Main Provisions.

In February 2018, Ms. Kelleher approached Mass Foodies days after signing a lease with even more exciting news for Crust fans: a 2018 expansion. Two months in, construction has recently taken the attention of passersby and North Main Provisions is starting to take shape. “With everything that’s been happening in Worcester, combined with an opportunity to take over the neighboring space next door it felt like the right time to expand. Nate and I are passionate about food, in general, but we are really excited to share our love of wine, cheese, and bread with the people of Worcester,” Ms. Kelleher explained. The new storefront will allow for more seating at Crust and will also offer a greater array of products.

The expansion is expected to be completed by the spring and open by the in the next month or two. Crust has also been asked to exhibit at the upcoming Worcester Wine Festival where they will be presenting tastings of the exciting new offerings.

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