French-inspired bakery Paris Baguette says it will open a franchise location in April at 1717 Chestnut St. - on one end of the low-slung commercial building directly across the street from Gran Caffe L'Aquila and Sephora.

The neighborhood is expanding foodwise, as Jose Garces is looking for a spring debut of his taqueria Buena Onda down the block at 1735 Chestnut St.; New York-based 10Below ice cream is expected to open in late winter around the corner at 42 S. 17th St.; and Saxbys is setting up a coffee shop at 1800 Chestnut.

Christina Zipf of CBRE Fameco handled the real estate transaction for the landlord, Samson Properties.

via Paris Baguette