Panera Bread opened a new franchise on Jericho Turnpike in Syosset Wednesday. Town and county officials happily congratulated staff as they rejoiced in knowing there was one less vacant store front in town.
Over the past few years, businesses large and small have begun a trial and error trying to find out what stores will survive on the busy road. Panera's predecessors, Dom & Luigi's Smokehouse, was a popular destination but closed last year.
What kinds of businesses should open on Jericho Turnpike? Are well established chains like Panera Bread the only type of business that can survive on Jericho? Is there any room for entrepreneurs to experiment with new and unique spots?
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