RIP Panera Tower City: Eulogy from a downtown professional woman

This week we received the heart-breaking news that the Panera in Tower City is no more. Its absence leaves a gaping hole in the overpriced tuna-on-white, slightly bruised apples, and soups-in-a-bread bowl market. Panera was an oasis in a desert of greasy food court options. Sure, maybe there was an occasional hair in the black bean soup, but its delectable honey wheat loaves were an overpowering force next to Taco Bell or Sbarro…