H-F’s $3.65 million pool area renovations are on schedule

The decision by Panera Bread Company officials to close the bakery and coffee shop on March 17 is the second departure this year from the Cherry Creek shopping center. 

Panera is opening a new bakery at Halsted and 175th streets, about 3 1/2 miles away.

Panera's departure comes shortly after the closure of the Starbucks coffee shop at Cherry Creek on Jan. 27. A potential new tenant for the former Starbucks space met on Saturday with Hofeld and building owner Vince Cryns. That deal is still in its preliminary stages.

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Summer events

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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