Monday, November 20, 2006

Panera - Rumor Revitalized by 3rd Party

This is not a judgement on the good vs. bad of corporate biz in S.H., but rather the latest buzz I've heard through a 3rd party and long time resident of S.H. This person claims to have spoken to Al of the mini-mart (next to the now empty lot that Al owns at Osbourne Ave and Nebraska Ave). Al allegedly stated that Panera looked at Osbourne and Nebraska for a new location -- but instead has bought LeRoy's 4x4's (by Starbuck's) property with intentions to build. That said, a rumor is a rumor and I have a call and email into the franchise department of Panera in hopes of confirmation ... stay tuned.

Al supposedly also alluded that new office buildings are likely to be built on the Osbourne/Nebraska lot.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I spoke to someone who has lived near Starbucks for 30+ years. He also alluded to this back in May, so it may be true, but it's taking a while to develop...

Jim Johnson said...

For what it's worth, the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser shows the property is owned by a trust - Merry R Willis Trustee. Panera may have a contract to buy it, however. One way to find out would be to contact the city's Land Development office -- to see if anyone has filed to change the zoning of the property.

Anonymous said...

Once again I say, WHAT A BUNCH OF BALONEY!!

Anonymous said...

ANON,3:55

Explain please

Anonymous said...

I too have heard very recently that Panaera Bread has bought the Leroy's 4x4 property. This comes from the same reliable source as Starbuck's so I believe it. Can't wait for some hot Panera bread. Mmm good!

Anonymous said...

Zoning for either parcel would not need to be changed as they currently will support a commercial business. For the Osborne corner a Panera would never even be considered. Look at their smallest location - it's larger than the Starbucks that was built - this parcel would never be big enough to build much less stormwater and parking - additionally it is not on a major intersection. RE: Leroy's and Panera - that rumor has been floating as long as the Starbucks did - so now over 2 yrs old.

Ain't gonna happen.

Anonymous said...

well, your logic is a little flawed
you dismiss the paneras rumor by demonstrating that the starbucks rumor persisted for a long period of time prior to development...but the starbucks rumor came true....

Anonymous said...

Where else but Seminole Heights can you get your hookers, crack, Starbucks coffee and Panera Bread?

kombatrock said...

Miami Beach...

Anonymous said...

Downtown Seattle

Anonymous said...

Every major city in the US and in alot of other countries!

Anonymous said...

let's see...anywhere I have ever been, anywhere!! Why are the over-the-top negative nut bags spilling all of their crap here on the blog?

Anonymous said...

Houston...yeah Houston, They have lots of each. And, if you are interested, they have boy hookers, are they called BOOKERS?

Anonymous said...

Are lesbian hookers called LOOKERS?

jaded1 said...

No, they're called fur traders.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

WooHoo!! Going to Houston soon. At least I know that I can get some middle of the road coffee and bread and a lady-boy, to boot!