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Growing (and parking) pains at Panera Bread


Of the Keizertimes

Business has been better-than-expected at Panera Bread since the bakery café opened just before Christmas in Keizer Station.

That’s the good news. And the bad news.

The downside to the good business: there’s not enough parking.

Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, said he recently talked with the manager of Panera Bread, Denny Bauldree.

“He said the first week they did 20 percent more business than their most optimistic prediction,” Brown said.

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