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The Seaport Is Being Blessed With a Flour Bakery + Café

Joanne Chang's beloved pastry and sandwich empire is headed for the Innovation and Design Building.

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It still doesn’t have a supermarket, but the Seaport will soon be a more hospitable place: Flour Bakery + Café is opening its eighth location on Drydock Avenue, Joanne Chang shared on social media.

“Thrilled to announce our next Flour bakery opening in the Boston Design Building in Dry Dock this summer,” she wrote on Instagram.

Over the past year and a half, the Boston-born bakery has added two locations in Cambridge, and a modern pocket in the Back Bay. The original Flour opened 18 years ago in the South End near Franklin Square, and it also has cafés in Central Square, near the Back Bay MBTA station, and in Seaport-adjacent Fort Point. It has a commissary kitchen in Allston, but the Boston Globe reports production will move to the IDB, as well.

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

At one point in her life, Joanne Chang didn’t even want two Flours, she previously told Boston. But those cookies, and sandwiches, pastries, grain bowls, fancy (and not fancy) drinks, etc. are just too good! The James Beard award committee knows this. And Chang knows she needs to give the people what they want.

“We are crazy about making amazing food and offering warm and welcoming service. Our passion is making your day happier and now we have an 8th bakery to share that joy with you,” she wrote in her Seaport announcement.

Each Flour is unique. Cambridgeport has a gas fireplace inside and comfy furniture, while 30 Dalton is a high-ceilinged, glass-walled, modern take on the bakery’s aesthetic.

“We’ve done our best to hold true to what we are,” said Flour’s director of operations, Mike Brucklier, when introducing the company’s rewards app this past fall. “As much as we’ve grown, we’re a local bakery in every neighborhood we’re in.”

That includes you, the Seaport.

Innovation and Design Building, 21-23-25 Drydock Ave., Boston, flourbakery.com.

This post was updated at 1 p.m. to note that the Seaport will house Flour’s production kitchen, and it could be a harbinger for more Boston locations.