On Nov. 26, 2009, Bruegger's opened its newest bakery-caf in The Shops on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington.

On Nov. 26, 2009, Bruegger's opened its newest bakery-caf in The Shops on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington.

Located at 1621 W. Lane Ave. near the intersection of Westmont Boulevard, this is the second bakery opened by the North Coast Bakeries franchise group, led by principals Deborah and Mike Salcone. It is Bruegger's third restaurant in the Columbus area.

To celebrate the new bakery, Bruegger's hosted a grand opening event and "Ringing in the New Year" celebration Jan. 21-24. The bakery's first 25 guests on Thursday and Friday morning won a 2010 Bruegger's Bottomless Mug and membership in the Bottomless Mug Club, which entitles the user to free, unlimited refills of coffee, tea or soda through Dec. 31, 2010.

Upper Arlington city officials and representatives of the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce led the official ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 21.

Throughout the four-day affair, guests participated in special promotions. A portion of opening-day sales will be donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and to the Deaf Services Center, a member of the Ohio Alliance of Community Centers for the Deaf.

The 1,830 square foot bakery-caf features indoor seating for 36 guests and additional seating for eight in the restaurant's patio area. The bakery also offers free Wi-Fi, an extensive menu and catering services.

"Residents of Columbus and its suburbs are loyal Bruegger's guests," said James J. Greco, CEO of Bruegger's. "We hope that our newest location offers our fans a more convenient location to enjoy their Bruegger's favorites."

With a commitment to freshness, every Bruegger's features authentically made bagels and bread baked on site throughout the day. The menu includes breakfast sandwiches, freshly tossed salads, seasonal soups and made-to-order sandwiches. Coffee is always brewing, including a daily Fair Trade Certified blend from Green Mountain Coffee.

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.