That’s what I’m hearing. Panera Bread will be King Kullen’s co-tenant over at the Barnum Landing Shopping Center. A few quick google searches brought me to this Ripco advertisement, which calls the deal ‘proposed,’ but I’m hearing that the deal is done.
While commercial strip stores are completely over-saturated (and vacant) in Island Park, a Panera-style café is much needed in the area (aka they don’t sell burgers or pizza.) I always felt this type of place would do well on Park Avenue in Long Beach as an alternative to the typical diner. Perhaps one of these days Paninis & Bikinis will open an East End Location? Oh, one can dream…….