Panera Bread, Left At Albuquerque, and Ma Dolce Vita were all once located at 700 State Street. The property has been vacant since July 2015 and now reader Richard tells me that local entrepreneur Chris Chiarappa has applied for a liquor license and eating place permit for that address. In recent years Chiarappa has opened Corner Tap, Lighthouse Coffee, Mesa Burger, and M. Kitchen. A shared commercial kitchen on State Street and possibly an ice cream spot on the Mesa are also part of Chiarappa’s future plans.
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