It looks like a London-based chain of sandwich shops has said farewell to Boston.
According to a source, Pret A Manger has closed all of its stores within the city, including in the Financial District (Arch Street, Federal Street, Franklin Street), South Station, Boylston Street in the Back Bay, and Longwood Avenue in the Longwood Medical Area. Calls placed to all locations seem to confirm this, as all but one have disconnected their phones, though we are still waiting to hear back from the chain to get specific details about the closings. (Our source tells us that the corporate office has said the Boston locations are closed "permanently," though the message does say that they do hope to return to the city.)
Pret a Manger first started out in England in the 1980s, with approximately 90 locations currently found in the United States. The website for its U.S. outlets can be found at https://www.pret.com/en-US
[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]