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Panera Bread aims to open new Boise restaurant in spring

The Italian sandwich at Panera Bread: smoked, lean ham, Chianti wine salami, spicy sopressa and provolone with spicy giardiniera, basil mayo and fresh arugula on a hoagie roll.
The Italian sandwich at Panera Bread: smoked, lean ham, Chianti wine salami, spicy sopressa and provolone with spicy giardiniera, basil mayo and fresh arugula on a hoagie roll. Panera Bread

Panera Bread is headed Downtown.

The bakery-cafe, which opened its first Boise restaurant in December of last year, has filed with the city to open another location at 1150 W. Myrtle St. Panera Bread had been negotiating for months with developer Gardner Company.

“If all goes well, we would like to start construction early 2018 and be open in the spring, assuming the weather cooperates,” says Brian Schrock, Senior Development Project Manager for Panera Bread.

The newest Panera Bread restaurant would be part of a 5-acre, $65 million, hotel-office-parking garage zone known as the Pioneer Crossing development in Downtown Boise.

The fast-casual chain sells baked items, sandwiches, soups, paninis, flatbread, pastas and salads.

Panera Bread already has three Treasure Valley restaurants — at 8401 W. Franklin Road in Boise, 3421 N. Eagle Road in Meridian and 16839 N. Marketplace Blvd. in Nampa.

Online: panerabread.com.

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