Plans are underway for a new national chain bread bakery and restaurant to be built at the West End Shopping Center. Panera Bread is planning to build its first Lubbock store at 3004 W. Loop 289. The City of Lubbock Office of Building Inspection on Friday reviewed the site and plans for the new restaurant.
A brand new shopping center opened with a big bang. The Texas Tech Goin' Band, cheerleaders and Raider Red the gave the stores at West End quite the grand opening. Shoppers also enjoyed other live music, free coffee, hot chocolate, and food trucks as they did their holiday shopping Saturday afternoon.
GRACO Real Estate Development said it expects the second phase of the West End Shopping Center to be open by Thanksgiving. Gary Andrews said the second edition of the center will have a combination of factory (outlet) stores, national and local retailers. "I think for us, what's really exciting about it is, it's a really unique project," Andrews said. "Where we have the factory aspect and the full price aspect and we have the big box draw too."