Pizza enthusiasts soon may have two new places in Garden City in which to indulge their appetites.
Domino’s Pizza is making a return to Garden City, with plans taking shape to repurpose the building at 2312 E. Kansas Ave, Suite C. The project officially got underway on Dec. 29, when the City of Garden City's Neighborhood and Development Services (NDS) department approved a construction permit request filed on Nov. 6.
A department official estimated that the project is about halfway done, meaning Garden City residents could be able to enjoy Domino’s pizza in about a month. A representative from the Domino’s franchise was not available for comment on Friday.
At the same time, another popular pizza chain is positioning itself for entry into Garden City.
Pie Five Pizza Co. is setting itself up to expand its Kansas footprint into Garden City. The craft pizza shop has filed a construction permit request for an empty building located at 1110 Fleming St., next to the Mitchell Theatres Sequoyah 8 movie theater. The property has been a pizza place previously, as it was home to the old Ken's Pizza in the 1970s and '80s. It also has housed a Mexican fast food restaurant.
But it might soon be serving up artisan pizzas to Garden City residents.
According to an NDS representative, the construction permit request is still pending approval as the City of Garden City waits for Pie Five to submit a list of construction contractors.
The location would be Kansas’ 10th Pie Five location. Pie Five already has set up shop in Lawrence, Leawood, Lenexa, Manhattan, Mission, Olathe, Overland Park and Topeka.
The franchise claims to make dough fresh every morning, chop vegetables by hand and mix marinara sauce with freshly picked tomatoes. The chain also offers wings and a craft beer selection.
Contact Mark Minton at firstname.lastname@example.org.