Panera Bread goes before the Boston Licensing Board on Dec. 2 for a license to open a restaurant and patio at 75 Spring St. - in the same little mini-mall as Finagle-A-Bagel (Ed. question: Hmm, does this mean that never overly crowded bagel place is closing? Or staying on to compete?).
If approved, the patio would have seats for up to 16, and would mean a certain kidlet who loves Panera Bread would no longer have to ask her father to drive her all the way over to Dedham.
Meanwhile, renovation work continues apace at the old Spring Blossom, 1249 VFW Parkway, where, according to this article, Ghassan Samaha, the owner of Nicole's Pizza in the South End, is building a Lebanese restaurant. He also has a permit for a patio.
When the two restaurants open, that will bring the number of West Roxbury restaurants with outdoor seating to four (Bertucci's and Skara Grill also have patios) - six if you include the little tables the King puts out and the two tables DeNo's has.