Panera Bread, Party City coming to Richland

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Panera Bread is coming to Richland.

The chain restaurant known for its fresh bakery items, soups and sandwiches will be located next door to Kentucky Fried Chicken at the corner of Queensgate Drive and Duportail Street.

Construction on the 5,000-square-foot restaurant, which will feature a drive-through window, will begin in March, said Jim Stephens, director of leasing and development for Browman Development Co. Inc.

The Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Browman owns the Vintner Square development anchored by the Richland Target.

Another tenant will be located in the 4,400 square feet beside Panera in the multi-tenant building.

“We’re working on a few offers but haven’t signed a lease for those adjacent spaces. We’re getting close and have some availability,” Stephens said.

Also coming to Vintner Square is Party City, which sells birthday and theme party supplies, baby shower favors, Halloween costumes and more at more than 850 stores across the nation.

Party City is under construction next door to Ross Dress Less and the new Ulta Beauty, a national retailer of beauty supplies.