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PAUL Bakery comes to Downtown Crossing at last

PAUL Bakery, an iconic French bakery, will open in May in Boston’s Downtown Cross in the BNY/Mellon building with a dedicated  portion of the space as Le Restaurant de Paul, a full service restaurant with an extensive  menu of classic French cuisine, its first restaurant in the U.S.

The grand opening (with a date yet to be announced) will be attended by PAUL USA Phillippe Sanchez, along with Fabien Fieschi, Consul General of France, based in Boston and Rosemarie Sansone, president of the Downtown Boston BID.

In addition, there will be a more casual seating section inside PAUL Downtown Crossing where patrons can order their favorite croissant, sandwich or salad from cashiers at the main bakery case and sit down for a quick meal. Alongside the expansive bakery case is a coffee and juice bar for patrons to pick up a made-to-order Lavazza coffee or a fresh squeezed juice drink.
PAUL also offers catering (for breakfast, lunch, or even office parties) for nearby offices and stores.

At the opening a vintage Citroen will be out front, shipped in from France so people can have their picture taken with it. Afterwards, it will be driven around Boston in the coming weeks, introducing folks to PAUL.

Top French bakery enters the Northeast with first Boston outlet

BOSTON – A leading French bakery-café, PAUL, entered the Boston market recently with the international brand’s first outlet in the Northeast at One Boston Place in Downtown Crossing. An initial U.S. unit is in Washington, DC.
At One Boston Place, the 6,000+ sq.ft. store with a 2,700 sq. ft. mezzanine and an outdoor patio, was leased by CRBE/Grossman Retail Advisors, led by Jeremy Grossman and Andrea Matteson.
The chain began in 1889 when the Holder family began offering hand-crafted breads and pastries from locally sourced organic flour using what became 120 family recipes over five generations.
The Boston outlet is designed to offer authentic French style and will be the first of four boutique bakeries opening this years with more a dozen more slated by 2016. A the opening reception, Mayor Thomas Menino was joined by PAUL USA President and CEO Phillippe Sanchez.
In addition to a full menu of breads, PAUL offers sandwiches.
“Boston evokes a European sentiment, offering a unique mix of highly-educated, well-travelled and discerning customers in a very dynamic and history-rich setting,” says PAUL USA President and CEO Philippe Sanchez. “We are extremely excited to bring PAUL to the Northeast, and the warm welcome and encouragement that we have received from the city representatives and local communities only add to our enthusiasm for the city.”

Endicott College intros 2-yr. Hospitality degree

BOSTON – Endicott College Boston introduces a new, two-year Associate of Science degree in Hospitality Management, targeted to working industry professionals who seeks to earn a degree to enable them to advance to supervisory or management roles.
The class schedules are geared to persons who need to balance work with the academic curriculum. Many of the prospective students, says Project Consultant David M. Gibbons, a former hotelman, will be “first generation college attendees and in many cases, first generation Americans.
“With the growing inventory of hotel rooms, restaurants and convention space Boston needs to insure that we continue to build the people culture of trained professionals that will be needed to keep Boston as a world class hospitality destination.”
The school, located at 19 Temple Place in the ABCD Learning Center building in Downtown Crossing, offers an associate degree starting this fall.
Endicott has reached out to the stakeholders in the industry to tailor the program to the real needs of the community. Brian Pellinen, Academic Dean of Professional Studies, has worked closely with the front line management of local hotels as well as their respective corporate offices. “In some hotels as many as 50 percent of the management positions are filled by someone already working at the hotel,” says Academic Dean of Professional Studies Brian Pellinen. “That will soon be the norm and it highlights the need for programs that are relevant to the working individual. The hospitality industry is a career gateway for many people, and we want to help students build the skills to make it an even more rewarding career choice.”
Marcelo Juica, director of Endicott College Boston, adds that the school “has always been an innovator in assisting students in accrediting prior learning or life experience, and that practice will apply to this new degree as well. “Our counselors will work one-on-one with students to assist them in crafting a personalized schedule and financial package.”
For more information on this and other programs offered at Endicott College Boston, please contact Marcelo Juica, Director of Endicott College Boston at mjuica@endicott.edu or call 857-265-3916.