Potsdam's Bagelry to open second location in downtown Canton
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 5:20 pm


CANTON – The Bagelry is scheduled to open a second location early next week at 103 Main St. offering bagels and desserts that are made fresh daily as well as locally made coffee.

“Canton was a natural extension from out Potsdam location,” said owner Ryan Dunphey.

Dunphey, Madrid, and Gabe Ockrin, Potsdam, purchased The Bagelry in May, which has been a staple in the North Country since 1982. They have plans to grow the brand across St. Lawrence County

“The space is quite a big bigger…we spent a lot of time on the aesthetics. We installed all new cabinets which were made locally by From the Heart Cabinetry from locally-sourced reclaimed barn wood,” Dunphey said.

The location will seat around 30 people at a time, according to Dunphey.

Dunphey said the new eatery offer an identical menu that the Potsdam location offers with more items to be added in the future including smoothies.

The owners met at church and formed The National Coffee Corporation which sells specialty coffees. They currently produce their coffee in the Potsdam Industrial Park, outer Elm Street. Their coffee will be one addition to the menu.

“I believe we are the only ones around that water-boil bagels from scratch,” he said.

All bagels are made fresh seven days a week with no additives.

Bagels will be delivered daily from the Potsdam location to Canton daily. They offer plain, wheat, garlic, cinnamon raisin, sesame, onion, Italian and everything varieties. Toppings include several flavors of cream cheese as well specialty sandwiches like pizza bagels, chicken cordon bleu and barbeque pork.

Hours of operations and days of operation have yet to be finalized.

“We want to see what the community wants and take it from there,” he said.

There are plans to offer delivery in the future as well.

The Bagelry will continue to sell wholesale to several local establishments in Canton including St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, Canton High School and The Partridge Café in Canton.

The shop will accept college meal plan cards from SLU and SUNY Canton.

“There are a lot of professional people in Canton and we wanted to make it easier for them to access our bagels. Canton is an interesting, vibrant and special place,” Dunphey said.

More locations within St. Lawrence County area being considered for Bagelry shops, but nothing has been determined yet, according to Dunphey.

One phone number will serve both the Potsdam and Canton bagel shops. To contact The Bagelry, call 265-9378.