The Panera Bread sandwich chain opened for business today, March 12, in its new Downtown Brooklyn location at 345 Adams Street, steps from the Brooklyn Marriott.
Two more restaurants are destined to join Panera on Adams Street in what is being deemed a mini “Restaurant Row”: Sugar and Plumm, a combination restaurant, ice cream parlor and chocolate retailer; and American BBQ and Beer Co. Construction on both restaurants, located side by side, began this month.
Panera currently has about 1,400 locations nationwide. Its first in New York opened last spring at 330 Seventh Ave. between West 29th and 30th streets in the Fashion Institute of Technology neighborhood.
(Photo: Chuck Taylor)