Panera Bread Opening February 25th in Carlyle Panera Bread has set February 25th as the opening date for its new location at 350 Dulany Street, the former location of Plaza Gourmet. Panera is known for its fast and tasty, healthy soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items. Business hours will be Monday  – Friday 6:00am – 10:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 7:00am -9:00pm serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner and they will offer delivery in the greater Carlyle area. Last month, the City Planning Commission approved the request by Panera to expand its delivery service from one to three vehicles for customer deliveries within and outside the Carlyle development area.

New Carlyle Club Opening Mid-March The Carlyle Club is re-locating from John Carlyle St. to a new location at 2050 Ballenger Avenue and expected to open in mid-March. The new location, on the ground floor of the Catholic Charities USA building will have a larger dance floor and will seat 250 inside. The new location will feature a round bar and will also allow the Carlyle Club to offer outdoor seating. The club will operate from 11:00 AM to midnight. There is a Grand Re-Opening event set for April 3rd. Check out their website at: for more details.

Bright Horizons Seeks Approval to Open new Location Bright Horizons, the daycare provider that operates the PTO on-site daycare facility is seeking approval to open a new daycare facility in the space previously occupied by the Carlyle Club in the Carlyle Center building bordering John Carlyle Square Park. They are proposing to turn the pocket park adjacent to the building into a playground for private use during weekdays and open to the public on weekday evenings, weekends and federal holidays. Bright Horizons expects to care for as many as 166 kids from 6 weeks to five (5) years old in this new location. When open, the center will be operate M-F 7:00 am. to 6:00 pm.