SANDESTIN — Black Bear Bread Company announced plans Thursday to open a second location this year at Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard.

"I am so pleased we will soon be bringing the Black Bear Bread Co. experience to the new Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard,” said Dave Rauschkolb, managing partner and co-owner of the café. “After celebrating a successful debut year at our café and retail bakery in Grayton Beach, Phil (McDonald) and I are both humbled and honored by how Black Bear is reaching legendary status among both locals and tourists alike. We always envisioned the Black Bear concept growing, and feel Grand Boulevard was a natural fit for our neighbors to the west of us.”

Hyatt Place Sandestin at Grand Boulevard opened in December at the west end of the Town Center.

The hotel is the latest development at Grand Boulevard, a mix of retailers, restaurants, offices and events and entertainment.

“We are thrilled the Black Bear Bread Co. creators chose to do their very first expansion at Grand Boulevard," said Dana Hahn, vice president of real estate for Howard Group, which developed Grand Boulevard. "Black Bear has garnered such a strong local, and even regional, following for itself as a purveyor of the finest baked breads and best coffee in town. We are so inspired by this fresh take on a neighborhood bakery and café.”

“Our new location will offer convenience for our customers living in Sandestin, Miramar Beach and Destin," said Phil McDonald, executive chef and co-owner of Black Bear. "The outdoor seating area will provide al fresco dining comparable to the sidewalk cafés of New York and Paris, and customers can expect the same quality and experience they are accustomed to at our Grayton Beach café with a few new twists.”