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Swissbäkers to Open Smith Center Location in 2018

By Ashley M. Cooper and Luke W. Vrotsos, Contributing Writers

Boston-based bakery chain Swissbäkers plans to open another location in a renovated Smith Campus Center in 2018, pending approval from the Cambridge city government.

Swissbäkers, known for its breads, cakes, cookies, and sandwiches, already has locations in Allston, Reading, and the Boston Public Market. It also sells its products at local farmers markets on the weekends.

The bakery aims to open alongside the Smith Campus Center, located at 1350 Massachusetts Ave., after renovations on the building complete in fall 2018. In addition to the new eatery, the renovated campus center will include a remodeled plaza on Mass Ave. with increased seating and chess tables, as well as several indoor common spaces.

The new Swissbäkers location will sit along the building’s interior pedestrian arcade and plans to include outdoor seating, according to documents that Swissbakers filed with the Cambridge Zoning Board.

Swissbäkers joins several other bakeries and sandwich shops in Harvard Square, including Crema Cafe, Flour Bakery and Cafe, and Tatte. Several other business will be able to open in the renovated Smith Center.

According to the zoning document, the new Swissbäkers will sell coffee beverages, breakfast items, and pre-made sandwiches on pretzel baguettes.

The Cambridge Zoning Board will hold its next meeting on Oct. 12 to decide on the bakery’s plans.

Swissbäkers management declined to comment for this article.

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