XENIA — A Panera Bread is coming to Xenia.
Or it may not be.
Confused? Join the club.
An online advertisement placed by area franchisee Covelli Enterprises indicates the company is hiring entry level and fast-track general manager candidates for the Dayton market, specifically mentioning cafes coming in December in Middletown in Xenia.
However, Xenia Development Director Steve Brodsky said Panera has not contacted the city and there are no zoning applications on file.
In an email, Jessica Vogel, Covelli’s regional marketing manager said, “Panera Bread/Covelli Enterprises is currently hiring entry level and fast track General Manager candidates for our Dayton, OH Market. We have plans to open two new cafes coming next year, with growth, comes great opportunities.”
When asked specifically about Xenia, she replied, “I can share more details with you as we get closer to the opening.”
Brodsky said developers are “actively seeking” tenants for the Kmart lot, the new development between Main and Greeneway and the area near Penn Station.
There are currently three Panera locations in Greene County — The Greene, The Mall at Fairfield Commons, Sugarcreek Plaza.
Contact Scott Halasz at 937-502-4507.