Pie Five Pizza Co. and Aspen Dental are both under construction at a new shopping center on South Illinois Avenue next to the Aldi grocery store.
They’re among a series of new businesses that have located in the past few years along a short stretch of South Illinois Avenue between Rutgers Avenue and Scarboro Road/Lafayette Drive. Others have included Aldi, Aubrey’s Restaurant, Bojangles’, Panera Bread, Ole Ben Franklin Motors, and Weigel’s.
A beer permit for Pie Five Pizza will be considered during a special meeting of the Oak Ridge Beer Permit Board at 5:15 p.m. Monday, August 24, in the Municipal Building Training Room.
Pie Five Pizza expects to open in September, according to the company’s website. Pie Five started in Dallas in 2011 and has grown to more than 30 locations in nine states and has more than 400 announced franchised and company units under contract in 16 states and the District of Columbia. The company says it offers individual handcrafted pizzas with fresh ingredients made to order and prepared in less than five minutes.
It’s not clear how soon Aspen Dental might open. See the company’s website for more information about Aspen Dental.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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