Franchisee Robert Jones said it's due time for his Shawnee Domino's Pizza business to have a change in scenery.
The pizzeria, at 1436 N. Harrison –– within the next two weeks –– plans to relocate to 1600 N. Kickapoo, where Taco Mayo was formerly occupied.
“We were in negotiations on the building for eight months,” he said. “We started remodeling three weeks ago.”
Jones said most of the chain's stores have been establishing a new image, pushing what it calls the Domino's Pizza Theatre for about four years.
“Employees will be throwing and stretching dough in the air,” he said. “It's a full theatre-style line where customers can watch the whole thing.”
Jones said the move offers a great opportunity to bring the new image to Shawnee.
“There will be a 24-seat dining area and a drive-thru pickup window,” he said.
Jones said he hopes to navigate a smooth overnight transition.
“Maybe we'll be able to close a little early at the Harrison location one night, and then open at the Kickapoo site a little late the next day,” he said.
The store should be moved and back in operation before Oct. 1, Jones said.
The vacancy he creates at the Harrison site is set to be taken over by next-door neighbor EZ Pawn, Jones said.
In August, Domino's Pizza celebrated the opening of its 13,000th store in the world in Auburn, Washington.
Domino's was founded in 1960.
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