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By Al Everson
posted Jan 1, 2013 - 2:10:16pm
A rising — no pun intended — nationally known bread company is looking over the West Volusia area for a possible new outlet.
Panera Bread may establish a bakery and cafe somewhere along the Interstate 4 corridor, according to Eryn Catter, Panera’s director of public relations and sales.
“We are exploring a location somewhere between Sanford and Daytona, but there’s nothing right now set in stone,” Catter said.
Rumors of a Panera outlet in Downtown DeLand have circulated in recent days. A DeLand city
In 2009, Robert Chappell, who developed the West Volusia Towne Center and the West Volusia Retail Center in Orange City, said he had hoped to add Panera Bread as one of his tenants on an outparcel of the upscale shopping center along Harley Strickland Boulevard. Nothing materialized, however, as the economy slumped.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Panera Bread has more than 1,600 bakery/cafes in 44 states and in Ontario, Canada, and was established in 1981.
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