Scratch Baking Co. in South Portland will close Sept. 6-12 so that it can move its bagel- and bread-making operations out of Willard Square and into the former Getty station on the corner of Sawyer Street and Broadway.

Scratch Baking Co.'s Willard Square store in South Portland will close for a week starting Sept 6. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

Scratch Baking Co.’s Willard Square store in South Portland will close for a week starting Sept 6. John Patriquin/Staff Photographer

The Willard Square site will reopen Sept. 13, according to a notice posted for customers. While baking will be underway on Broadway, the “toast bar” where customers can purchase bagels to take away, or enjoy toast and bagels with a variety of toppings, will open in late fall.

Sonja Swanberg, co-owner of Scratch, announced in April that the bakery was expanding, an effort to provide some relief to customers tired of standing in long lines or frustrated by how early Scratch’s popular bagels sell out. Most mornings, customers arriving after 10 a.m. are left holding an empty bagel bag. Swanberg told the Press Herald in April that the new facility will produce at least 25 percent more bagels per day.

Nothing will change at the Willard Square location other than the baking of bread and bagels being moved off site.