A Panera Bread location in Chicago, via Wikimedia Commons

A popular eatery in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor is shutting down at the end of next month.

The BBJ first reported Panera Bread, located at 600 E. Pratt Street, will be closing June 30. Representatives from Owings Mills-based developer David S. Brown Enterprises, which owns the Lockwood Place waterfront shopping center downtown, told the outlet that other prospective tenants are eyeing the franchise’s ground-floor retail spot.

A woman who answered the phone at the company was unwilling to provide additional information Wednesday afternoon. However, an employee who picked up at Panera confirmed the store is closing on June 30.

Panera has occupied the main level corner spot at Pratt Street and Marketplace, across from the National Aquarium, since 2007. Marshall’s, Fogo de Chao and P.F. Chang’s occupy other spaces in the same building.

Those bummed out by this news should remember there are always dozens of other places to grab a sandwich or salad nearby. And for Panera loyalists, there’s always the other location 10 blocks away on the westside of downtown, or the one at 3600 Boston Street in Canton.

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Ethan McLeod

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...