Panera Bread coming to Ann Sather spot on Belmont

Ann Sather, 929 W Belmont Ave

We posted a few days ago about the arrival of Potbelly Sandwich Works and Jamba Juice on the 900 block of West Belmont Avenue – known for its eclectic, indie vibe. Here’s a triple whammy: Panera Bread is coming across the street, at 929 W Belmont, according to Ald. Tom Tunney (44th).

Ann Sather, the restaurant Tunney owns, currently occupies the space. Tunney said he sold the building to Joseph Freed and Associates, which is leasing the ground floor to Panera. The second level will be leased to Comedy Sportz, a theater.

Ann Sather, thankfully for those who love gooey decadent cinnamon rolls, is not disappearing. It’ll move a few doors down, to another building Tunney owns at 909 W Belmont. Tunney accumulated most of the real estate between 909 and 925 W Belmont over the years in order to control the parking for Ann Sather, he said.

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