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    Joanne Chang to open new Flour Bakery in the Seaport this summer

    Boston, MA - 5/9/2017 - Customers wait in line for lunch orders bought in store at Flour Bakery in Cambridge, MA, May 9, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)
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    Customers wait in line for lunch orders at Flour Bakery + Cafe in Cambridge in 2017. Owner Joanne Chang will open an eighth location in the Seaport this summer.

    It was a sweet start to the day.

    Joanne Chang took to Instagram on Friday morning to announce some delicious news: She will open an eighth Flour Bakery + Cafe, this one in the Innovation and Design Building in the Seaport this summer.

    The bakery chain, best known for its gooey sticky buns and other blissful baked goods, will move its production kitchen to the new location, as well.


    “It’s a huge move for us that will hopefully allow us to open up a few more Flours in Boston,” owner Joanne Chang wrote in an e-mail.

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    The Innovation and Design Building houses, among other tenants, the Boston Design Center, for years a resource for interior designers, architects, and other style aficionados.

    In recent years, the 1.4-million-square-foot building has also attracted an array of other firms and retailers.

    Chang opened the first Flour in the South End in 2000. The author of several cookbooks, she won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker in 2016.

    Hayley Kaufman of the Globe staff contributed to this story.