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Harvard Square's Panera Bread Is Closed, and Students Are Not Happy

The devastation is real

Panera Bread in Harvard Square
Panera Bread in Harvard Square
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Panera Bread abruptly closed its Harvard Square location on February 29, leaving students hungry for soup-and-sandwich combos and unsure over the reason for the closure, according to the Harvard Crimson.

The 1288 Massachusetts Ave. location opened in 2012 and apparently announced the shutdown in a typed note on the door that read: "This Panera cafe is permanently closed as of Monday, 2/29. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused you."

Some people shared their disappointment on Twitter:

One student told the Crimson he was "horrified," another said it was "a bummer," and a third questioned how she would possibly get macaroni in a bread bowl now.

Perhaps these students can soothe their woes at the next closest Panera Bread, 1.2 miles away in Porter Square.

Update: Tatte Bakery and Cafe will be taking over the Panera location.