Saratoga Springs–based bagel chain Uncommon Grounds just got a little bit more common—at least within the Capital Region. On Tuesday, Albany’s Stuyvesant Plaza announced that the cafe would open a location at the shopping center later this year, taking over the 2,800-square-foot space formerly occupied by Bruegger’s Bagels.
First opened on Broadway in Downtown Saratoga in 1992, Uncommon Grounds has become known throughout the region for its doughy bagels, house-made coffee and daily soups. In ’97, it expanded to Western Avenue in Albany and in 2017, to Clifton Country Road in Clifton Park. The Stuyvesant Plaza location will be the brand’s fourth.
“We are excited to welcome Uncommon Grounds to Stuyvesant Plaza and to bring this new dining experience to our shoppers,” Stuyvesant Plaza Vice President of Real Estate Janet Kaplan said in a statement. “Uncommon Grounds will be a wonderful addition to the diverse array of stores and restaurants at Stuyvesant Plaza.”
In an email, a representative of Uncommon Grounds said, “We will be keeping our current Albany location open—adding Stuyvesant Plaza, we felt, was a great opportunity to extend our reach in the whole Albany community. We love the plaza and fell Uncommon Grounds is a great fit within.”
If you can’t wait for Uncommon Stuyvesant’s to-be-determined 2021 opening date, you can get your fix of its bagels at Saratoga Living‘s Saratoga Fan Fest, going on August 3 from 6-9pm at Putnam Place.