It might be worth a trip just for the smell.
The owners of The French Laundry opened a new bakery, , at 7 a.m. Wednesday. A steady stream of customers visited in the morning and afternoon.
"Today is a big day for us," co-owner Chad Brennan said. "We are very pleased with the way things have started out."
The business specializes in artisan breads and pastries.
Judi Baum, of Fenton, wasted no time in sampling the goods.
"It was delicious," she said of her toast with brie, carmelized onions and apples.
After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on bread each year, the bakery will provide for However, owners want the business to be able to stand on its own.
Customers will be able to purchase goods for take-out only and owners will eventually look at selling breads commercially.
"People said, 'you opened so quick,'" said co-owner Mark Hamel. "But this has been a long time in the making."
Crust is located at 104 West Caroline Street and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.