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It's official: Panera Bread to close its Hastings location

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The Panera Bread location in Hastings is officially closing. The store's final day is Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The Hastings location opened 10 years ago and the company signed a 10-year lease at that time. That lease expires at the end of August, and negotiations had been taking place for a number of months between Panera and the landlord. Those negotiations didn't go as Panera had hoped said district manager Sharon Woods. 


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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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