By Allison Ballard StarNews Staff
John Monoco (left) is planning to open a Mr. Bagel Meister in Wilmington. The restaurant was founded by Phil Santomassi (right)
Opening date planned for mid-to-late January
Phil Santomassi, owner of Mr. Bagel Meister in Carolina Beach, has more than 30 years in the bagel business. He began expanding the brand through franchising earlier this year and locations in Charleston, South Carolina, and Florida are in the works. But there is also one coming to Wilmington.
Earlier this month, John Monoco announced that he’ll be opening one of the bagel/breakfast/lunch spots at The Pointe at Barclay.
Some work is underway at the restaurant at 1407 Barclay Pointe Blvd., Santomassi said, but he expects it to open by late January 2019. In addition to bagels, look for three-egg omelets, hotdogs, sandwiches and quesadillas on the menu.