Panera Bread Rises in Carlyle

Panera Bread is seeking approval to open a new Bakery Café in Carlyle at 1940 Duke St., the former location of Plaza Gourmet that closed in early summer.   Panera has two other Alexandria locations.  Business hours will be from 6:30 am. to 9:30 p.m. daily serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and they will offer delivery in the greater Carlyle area. The restaurant will have a 26 seat capacity inside with additional seating available on the patio.  The Special Use Permit (SUP) for this request can be found at this link.  Public comments on this SUP are due by Monday, August 25 and can be submitted to Ann Horowitz in City’s Planning and Zoning Department.