Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Life Alive to Open in Former Panera Space at Boston University’s West Campus

A local group of cafes featuring healthy, organic food will be opening a new location that should be popular with students.

Eater Boston is reporting (via The Daily Free Press) that Life Alive is planning to open in the former Panera space on Commonwealth Avenue at Boston University's West Campus. The new shop will join others in Cambridge, Salem, and Lowell, and there had been talk earlier of the group of eateries looking to open in Jamaica Plain and at another Cambridge location as well, though there has been no word on either of late. Based on the other locations, expect to see vegetarian, vegan, and raw options at the upcoming Life Alive, including such items as wraps, salads, coffee, tea, smoothies, and desserts.

Panera closed its shop at BU's West Campus in May of this year, citing high rents as a reason for its closure.

The address for this upcoming cafe by BU is: Life Alive, 888 Commonwealth Avenue, Brookline, MA, 02115. Its website can be found at http://www.lifealive.com/

[April 25, 2018 update: The Daily Free Press mentions that the new location of Life Alive at BU's West Campus plans to open this summer.]

[Earlier Article]
Panera on Boston University’s West Campus Is Closing; High Rents Cited

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