Panera Bread’s location at the plaza will be the franchise’s 22nd business in the metropolitan area. The estimated 3,769-square-foot bakery/café is planned to open in April 2009 and will contribute  to the plaza’s overall 14,534-square-foot of retail and restaurant space.

Have you forgotten about Coronado Place?

Chances are you may have, what with all the recent attention on Adams Dairy Landing.

It was Bill Wrisinger’s turn to call attention to the development located on Coronado Drive. With the recent signing of Panera Bread as its newest tenant, the Shoppes at Coronado Place are now signed and sealed and delivered.

Wrisinger, a partner in Coronado Partners LLC, a Blue Springs based development company, said the bakery/cafe recently executed a lease for the Shoppes at Coronado Place at 605 N.E. Coronado Drive, completing what Wrisinger and developers began about 12 months ago.

“We’re so glad we could get them,” Wrisinger said. “Being a resident of Blue Springs, I was confident that I had the knowledge of what the people in the city want. Panera Bread is one of those things. They do a great business in Independence.”

Panera Bread’s location at the plaza will be the franchise’s 22nd business in the metropolitan area. The estimated 3,769-square-foot bakery/café is planned to open in April 2009 and will contribute  to the plaza’s overall 14,534-square-foot of retail and restaurant space.

The vastly popular bakery/cafe marks the final tenant to locate in the Shoppes at Coronado Place, joining Adams Dairy Bank, AT&T Wireless, Vintage Stock, and Sports Clips. Panera Bread also joins Texas Roadhouse, Panda Express, Taco Bell, Sonic and National Tire and Battery.

“People in the city want good places to eat, and Panera Bread will help satisfy that,” Wrisinger said. “Texas Roadhouse, as well as everyone knows, has been very popular, very successful.”

Many of the stores are already open at Coronado Place, with Panda Express planning to open by the end of the year, perhaps as soon as next week.

Located just off the I-70 interchange and Adams Dairy Parkway in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter and Home Depot, Coronado Place and its shopping center is one of two current projects that Wrisinger and partners are working on.

The other is Parkway Place, at R.D. Mize Road and Adams Dairy Parkway. The project is expected to be a large mix of office and retail businesses. That project has yet to begin the construction phase; it is still in the planning stages.

“Hopefully the city will continue to work well with us as we move through the planning,” Wrisinger said.