Harvard Square’s Big Ol’ Panera Will Open on Friday; Park Opens Today


Remember the massive Panera that we told you about last summer? Well, it’s about to open, complete with table service! And Park opens today, too!

As with all Paneras, this one will have complimentary Wi-Fi, so if you need to finish your novel over a nice cup of broccoli cheddar soup, this is your spot. It’ll also be open quite late (11:30 p.m. six days a week; 11 p.m. on Sunday). It’s at 1288 Mass Ave.

Meanwhile, down the road a bit, Park from the Grafton Group opens today. It replaces their Redline. Thrillist calls the space “labyrinthine” and references a late-night “dance den”; we’ll just go for the meat pie of the day. It’s at 59 JFK Street.