Update:You'll have to wait a little longer to visit the Bagel Crust Cafe in the Northland Center.
Owner Al Rusinque originally planned to open the eatery on Sunday with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Centre County Commissioner Mark Higgins.
The opening has now been postponed due to "unforeseen circumstances outside." A new opening date has not yet been confirmed, but is expected to fall sometime in the middle of next week.
There's a new Bagel Crust Cafe opening in the Northland Center and it used to be very pink.
Owner Al Rusinque has spent the past six months repainting, pulling up carpet and handcrafting light fixtures (they look nice). He wants the place to feel like home — like if you and your family happened to keep a bagel-shaping machine in the dining room window.
"I could have bought all the lamps and just hung them there," Rusinque said.
Instead he made a coffee table out of an old baking tray and some epoxy-coated bagels. The effect is a little more artisan workshop and a little less T.J. Maxx.
Rusinque was drawn to the Northland Center space — formerly China Wok — because of the size of its kitchen, which will be funneling bagels to his other location on Westerly Parkway.