Panera Bread coming to Fountain Square

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Panera Bread has signed a retail lease agreement for space on Fountain Square.

The bakery-cafe will be located in the northwest portion of Fifth Third Center at the corner of Vine and Sixth Streets, the space formerly occupied by Arby's.

The new 4,985-square-foot space will employ about 65 full- and part-time associates and offer handcrafted and freshly-baked artisan breads, bagels, pastries and specialty cafe menu items.  Additionally, it will feature the traditional amenities of Panera Bread, including a fireplace, free WiFi and a full-service catering program with online ordering available at

The grand opening is planned for October 2012. This is the 20th Panera location in Greater Cincinnati.

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