Closings Hit Campus
So when he and his brother Tom bought the former Comerica Bank building at 777 North University in 2006, they briefly considered opening another restaurant of their own. Briefly. "We worked restaurants our whole lives," Tom says. "Enough is enough." So instead, he went looking for a tenant. After considering many different chains, he picked Pan-era because he thought it was onto something with its menu of soups, salads, deli sandwiches on house-baked bread, and host of baked goods from Danishes to bear claws and stru-del-plus lots of different coffees and free wi-fi.
Jamaican Jerk Pit, 314 S. Thayer. 585-5278. Mon.-Thurs. 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m. Closed Sun.
Panera Bread, 777 North University. 332-3402. Mon.- Sat. 7 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sun. 7 a.m.- 8 p.m. www.panerabread.com.
[Originally published in May, 2009.]