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Panera Bread shutters Tysons Corner Center location for good

Panera has closed its Tysons Corner Center location (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Panera Bread has left Tysons Corner Center.

The fast-casual bakery’s first-floor location by McDonald’s is permanently closed after at least 14 years at the mall, according to Yelp.

A worker at the nearby Panera in Pike 7 Plaza confirmed to FFXnow that the closure came shortly before Christmas.

“I heard it’s because they didn’t have enough workers,” the employee said.

Panera’s corporate office didn’t respond to requests for comment by press time.

A notice posted to the storefront encouraged customers to visit the chain’s Pike 7 Plaza or Falls Church City locations. The company also has a bakery at 136 Maple Avenue in Vienna.

Other recent developments at the mall include the arrival of a stall for Donutchew, a growing mochi doughnut business that also has a location in Vienna. A temporary exhibition of art rescued from Afghanistan or created by evacuated artists is also now on display outside Macy’s.

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