AMSTERDAM - The new Panera Bread cafe and bakery is nearly complete at the Amsterdam Commons on Route 30 in the town. Panera is scheduled to open on Dec. 5. The eatery offers a menu of bakery items, sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee and other beverages as well as Wi-Fi Internet access. The nearest Panera, a national chain, is located in Saratoga County. This will be the first Panera in the Capital Region with a drive-through window, according to a news release from the company.
(Photo by Amanda May Metzger)