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Monday, April 20, 2015

Update on Panera Bread opening in Spokane Valley **UPDATED 04/21**

Back in February we we're first to report on Panera Bread making plans to open their first restaurant in the Spokane area. This new location will be Spokane Valley and I can not only confirm that Panera Bread is coming, but can now report that construction has started.

Panera Bread will build a 5,100 square foot stand alone restaurant with a drive through. The building will be to the east of Spokane Valley Mall, and immediately east of the I-90 / Sullivan exit. Their address will be 15716 E. Indiana.

Construction work is being done by Yost, Mooney & Pugh.

Panera Bread is rapidly growing chain of fast casual cafĂ© / bakery restaurants. The company is based in Kirkwood,MO and has near 2,000 locations . We don't yet have an opening date or amount of people will be hired.

For more information on Panera Bread, visit their web site at-

Update 04/21/2015 -

I have finally heard from Panera Bread's corporate offices . The new Spokane Valley Panera Bread is planned to open for business on Aug 14th , 2015 .

It will employ about 65.