Panera Relocating from Grandview Avenue to Grandview Yard
The Panera Bread location at 1307 Grandview Avenue is hopping a mile eastward to open a new location on the northern end of the Grandview Yard development. The new store will be located on Third Avenue in a stand-alone building in front of the new Giant Eagle that is currently under construction.
“The new building will be 3,850 square feet, about 1,000 square feet smaller than the current location, but it will be freestanding and feature a convenient drive-thru,” says Liz Fiorino, Regional Marketing Director for Panera Bread Columbus. “We believe the move will allow us to be able to better serve our loyal Grandview customers.”
The new Grandview Yard location is scheduled to open in late 2014, and the existing Grandview Avenue store will remain open until the new store is completed.
“We are looking forward to having Panera join the growing list of dining options at Grandview Yard,” said Brian Ellis, President of NRI, the developers of Grandview Yard. “With this addition, the Grandview Yard area north of Third Avenue is now fully defined.”
The other outparcel buildings in front of the Giant Eagle includes a GetGo Gas Station and a Wright Patterson Credit Union, which will both open this summer.
Once vacated, Cameron Mitchell plans to open a new neighborhood steakhouse in the old Panera location. Heather Leonard, VP of Marketing at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants confirmed that it is slated to open in late 2015.
In other Panera news, their new Brewery District location at 684 South High Street (in the former Clarmont restaurant building) is slated to host a grand opening on Tuesday, February 11th at 6am.
“It will be a special opening in that we plan to have the former Clarmont piano player, Jack Widner, play during our opening days as a throwback to the location’s history,” said Fiorino.
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