Thursday, March 21, 2013

Panera to Close Its Arlington Heights Location

A chain of bakery-cafes that continues to expand through the Boston area is actually getting ready to close one of its locations.

The Arlington Patch is reporting that Panera Bread is shuttering its store in Arlington Heights, with the Mass. Ave. location closing by the end of the month. The article mentions that once it closes, the closest Panera stores to Arlington will be in Lexington Center, Waltham, and Cambridge's Porter Square (the Patch also mentions that a new location is slated for the Fresh Pond Mall in Cambridge).

[March 25 update: A Facebook post from the Arlington Advocate indicates that Panera is apparently closing its Arlington location tomorrow.]

The Panera in Arlington Heights has been in business since 1998.

The address for this soon-to-close bakery-cafe is: Panera Bread, 1398 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA, 02476. The website for the Panera chain is at

Note: Thanks to Grub Street Boston for telling us about this. (The GS website can be found at

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