Jul 26, 2014

MetroFresh to Temporarily Close for Expansion

Eatery taking over Jersey Mike's Subs space.

MetroFresh to Temporarily Close for Expansion

MetroFresh, which earlier announced plans to expand its footprint into the now-closed Jersey Mike's Subs space next door, will temporarily close beginning Feb. 10 as it begins the build out of the project.

The 7½-year-old eatery, which focuses on fresh foods for health-conscious consumers, expects to reopen sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 21, owner Mitchell Anderson told Midtown Patch.

The expansion comes as the restaurant has outgrown its space , Anderson said.

"It was dictated by our business, we were growing and we just didn't have the room to work," Anderson said.

The new footprint will be a total of 2,500 square feet. The renovated space will have a wine and cappuccino bar, a larger, more functional kitchen for two cook lines.

The expansion also will allow for more customer seating — 46 seats inside and 46 seats outside, he said.

The kitchen's expansion means longer breakfast times, he said.

Breakfast will now be served Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to the start of lunch at 11 a.m. and Saturday. Sunday brunch will be available 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The wine selections will expand, too.

Traditionally, MetroFresh offered two dinner specials, but Mitchell said he is looking at expanding the nighttime offerings, too.

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