Highlands – As the morning of the election results rolled in, Amy McGraths supporters spilled into the streets demanding the Panera Bread in the Highlands reopen. The once famous soup and bread bowl store closed their doors 2 weeks ago during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
“This is unreal”, said one McGrath supporter traveling from Norton Commons™. “Definitely a pivotal moment for the city”.
The 3000 square foot restaurant opened up in 2014 serving mostly artisanal bread and soup served inside of it. Many in the surrounding community believe the departure will be felt for years to come.
16 year old Chelsie White from the Indian Hills neighborhood showed up with her mother.
“I finally have worthwhile cause to show up and fight for,” said White. “It feels really powerful.”
The crowd circled the Panera Bread for hours on Tuesday morning demanding answers to the recently closed Highlands staple. Police cars showed up shortly after, surrounding the protesters.
“These people have a right to exercise their first amendment”, said officer Paul Chatsworth. “I can’t imagine what these people are going through.”
Mayor Fischer is expected to hold a press conference addressing the closure later today, tweeting earlier “I’m on the phone with Panera Bread right now everyone hang tight.”
Amy McGrath is scheduled to visit the enraged crowd later today to support her followers, briefly addressing the situation on her twitter this morning.
June 30th 2020