Peter Piper Pizza coming to Victoria

Camille Doty

June 12, 2012 at 1:12 a.m.

Peter Piper Pizza may be easier to eat than to say.

Victorians will have their chance to do both by the end of the year.

The proposed building will be 12,000 square feet and the business will employ 40 people.

Construction on a new building is scheduled to begin in July and will cost $2 million. It will be constructed on the same site as Furr's Family Dining, which will be razed.

Company executives said it's about time they've made it to the Crossroads.

"We're glad to be coming," said CEO Kirk Robison.

He also added that the El Paso-based company has had a presence in Texas for 30 years with stores in Eagle Pass, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Waco.

The pizza-making restaurants will offer birthday parties and video games to keep the community entertained.

Robison said Peter Piper Pizza uses made-from-scratch dough and offers customers refillable drinks. The menu includes pizza, salads, wings, dessert and beer on tap.

He didn't confirm the location of the new building, but a Victoria official has.

Monica Leal, development coordinator, said the restaurant will be at 3603 North Navarro St., the same address for Furr's Family Dining.

The cafeteria-style restaurant caught on fire Friday morning and sustained smoke damage throughout the building. Furr's management could not be reached for comment.

Leal said the site plan for the pizza place was approved May 21. The development coordinator said the proposed restaurant would have to build a new structure.

"They're not just going to remodel, but demolish the whole thing," she said.



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