Panera Opens in Hazel Dell

Panera Bread held its grand opening Monday at its new location in Hazel Dell, at 7200 N.E Highway 99. The newest location for the popular national restaurant chain features a 116-seat dining area and drive-through window. The location has one feature that sets it apart from other Paneras — a remnant of a sign for the former Steakburger restaurant that occupied the site for decades. The letters “EAT” have been preserved in neon on the restaurant’s ceiling as a memorial to the beloved local restaurant that closed earlier this year.

This is Panera’s second Vancouver location. The St. Louis, Mo., company operates a restaurant at 915 S.E. 164th Ave., and nearby in Portland at the Jantzen Beach mall. Its hours are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.


By The Columbian

Published: December 23, 2014, 6:00 AM