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By adamg - 12/22/20 - 5:48 pm
Former Au Bon Pain bakery in South Boston

That loading dock out front used to attract gulls, until the company installed screeching loudspeakers.

Marcus Partners this week signaled the BPDA it plans to replace the now shuttered Au Bon Pain building on Au Bon Pain in the Flynn Marine Industrial Park in South Boston with a 219,000-square foot life-sciences R&D building. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/19 - 9:30 pm

Cambridge Day reports on the end of the Central Square Au Bon Pain, four years after the one in Harvard Square closed.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 12:11 am
Good inspection form at Park Plaza Au Bon Pain

The Park Plaza Au Bon Pain didn't just put its "A" health-inspection form in its window, it put it in an illuminated frame that really shows off the letter.

By adamg - 3/31/16 - 6:14 pm
Au Bon Pain in Harvard Square is no more

Ron Newman watched workers begin to take apart the Au Bon Pain minutes after it closed forever at 2 p.m. today.

In addition to shutting the sandwich place, Harvard has also chopped down the trees in the little plaza and plans to get rid of the chess tables as it prepares to embiggen what oldtimers still call the Holyoke Center.

By adamg - 7/28/11 - 9:32 am

Mark Corsillo reports the Au Bon Pain on Mass. Ave., across from the Christian Science Center, is now an ex-Au Bon Pain.

Closed Au Bon PainPhoto by Mark Corsillo.

By adamg - 7/30/09 - 9:21 am

Shane Curcuru gets coffee at the Kendall Square Au Bon Pain, promptly remembers why he stopped going there, including:

... ABP cups have a far higher failure rate than other local shops - more often than not while driving or walking to work, I get a steady stream of drips down the seam side of the cup, from right under the edge of the lid. Either the seams are too uneven, or the plastic lids are too inflexible. It's disappointing, and today I forgot to wrap a napkin around the edge of the cup, and so got dripped today. ...

By adamg - 10/29/08 - 8:47 am

Mike Mennonno reports he was in his local Au Bon Pain the other day when:

A woman on the other side of middle age in a prairie dress who looked as if she'd just escaped from a polygamist sect burst in clutching something to her breast.

It turned out to be a pigeon. The woman was a bird-whisperer, apparently. I'm not sure what brought her into the restaurant, but soon the manager showed up to ask her to please take the bird back outside. The woman clutching the pigeon looked pained, and implored the manager to lower her voice. So as not to offend the bird, I guess. The manager explained it was nothing personal against the bird, it's just a violation of the health code.

The Bird Whisperer huffed out all offended. ...

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