One of downtown Plymouth’s most-visible and long-empty properties is on the verge of welcoming a new tenant, SocialHouseNews.com has learned.
The street-level property located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Main Street and Ann Arbor Trail — vacant since Panera Bread closed shop at the site in June of 2020 — is expected to serve as the new home of a bakery-type business, although the name of the business and owner’s name have not been disclosed.
Construction is ongoing inside the cornerstone building, which was a popular destination for breads, soups and sandwiches until Panera abruptly shuttered the business three months into the COVID-19 pandemic.
The property is the anchor of the Mayflower Centre, which was renovated in 2002.
The new business’s owner is aiming for a spring 2023 opening, a source told SocialHouseNews.com.
SocialHouseNews.com will provide updates on the timeline of the business’s opening once more information becomes available.
Plymouth’s Mayflower Hotel occupied the site from 1927 through 1999. The hotel was razed in 2000 and is now the home of Mayflower Centre, which includes retail spaces and condominiums, according to PlymouthMiDiscoveries.com.
The corner was the location where Plymouth’s first home was built by Plymouth Pioneers William and Kezia Starkweather in 1825, the website added.
Now, after nearly three years of remaining dormant, the property will be vibrant again with the aroma of fresh baked goods enhancing the atmosphere of one of Plymouth’s busiest intersections.
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