Every single staff member who worked at Panera Bread’s now-closed Cherry Creek location has relocated to the new Halsted Street restaurant, which opened Wednesday, March 20, according to general manager Jerry Powell. Familiar faces behind the register might be the only consolation for local residents decrying closure of the older store, which had been at its Governors Highway location for at least 15 years. Despite a letter-writing campaign initiated by Homewood Mayor Rich Hofeld, corporate decision makers told him they won’t re-open the shuttered store. So Hofeld used his massive pair of . . .
You have reached content available exclusively to Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle digital subscribers.