- Myer's Bagels' freshly rolled bagel dough
This fall, the Myer's team will shift café and retail operations from the bakery's longtime home at 377 Pine Street to the former Mimmo's Pizzeria & Restaurant location at 408 Shelburne Road in South Burlington. Mimmo's closed its South Burlington location in early June, but remains open in St. Albans and Essex.
- Wood-fired pizzas at Myer's Bagels
"The response to the pizzas has been overwhelming," owner Adam Jones told Seven Days. "We want to keep that going and then put it into full fifth gear up at the new spot."
Bakers Ian Price and Dan Johnson developed the shop's crust recipe and pizza program; the pies are wood-fired, topped with local ingredients and offered by the slice or whole pie.
Partner and head chef Chris Conn will also add wood-grilled pizzas to the menu once the new location is up and running after a small renovation, Jones said. "The wood-grilled pizza is something [Conn] did in Providence, R.I. — it produces a product very unique and amazing, even compared to our wood-oven pizza," Jones added.
- A Saturday morning line at Myer's Bagels on Pine Street
The larger location on the east side of Shelburne Road appealed to the Myer's owners because it will make it easy for morning commuter traffic to stop in for a quick Montréal spice bagel or breakfast sandwich, and will accommodate the shop's regular weekend crowds.
"The physical address is in South Burlington," Jones said, but it's right on the border. "We'll say we're not leaving Burlington, just being a close neighbor. And to the South End neighborhood, it could be a closer walk than many of our customers have now."
Updated August 8, 1:15 p.m.