The building that housed Widoff’s, an iconic Worcester bakery, will see two new businesses soon.
A gym focused on group and personal training and a healthy food restaurant are expected to open inside the Water Street building.
Matt Carroll is opening “Unrivaled Training,” a gym that will feature group and personal training. Carroll, a 39-year-old Worcester resident and longtime personal trainer, said his gym will occupy 3,000 square feet on the building’s first floor.
“I’m pretty stoked,” said, Carroll, adding that he plans to open in mid-September.
Unrivaled Training will cater to beginners and professionals, Carroll said, using cardio equipment, dumbbells, suspension training, ropes and more.
“No two workouts are ever the same,” Carroll said. “We build strength and muscle while burning fat in an upbeat community-based environment.”
Restaurateur Candace Deluty is planning to open a healthy food restaurant in the building, according to Ed Murphy, the president of Baystate Investment Fund, which owns with Widoff’s building.
Deluty was not immediately available for more information.
Widoff’s closed in 2015. The popular bakery opened in 1907 and was known for its bulkie rolls, among other goods.
A renaissance of dining and development in Worcester has been especially visible in the city’s Canal District.
Recent openings in the neighborhood include Insomnia Cookies and Russo Italian Restaurant.
The Canal District will grow and reshape in the next two years, as the Worcester Red Sox Triple-A baseball team constructs a stadium for 2021.