Heard on the Street: Pizza Hut gets a makeover

Rochester's Pizza Hutrestaurant along U.S. 52 North is getting a full makeover.

The Pizza Hut at 2001 U.S. 52 North Frontage Road currently is closed while construction crews revamp the 28-year-old brick restaurant. It sits between McDonald'sand Motel 6.

San Antonio, Texas-based Muy Brandsis driving the upgrade of the Pizza Hut. Muy, one of the largest Pizza Hut franchisees in the U.S., bought the restaurant in January for $986,733.

There's no official timeline for when the work will be complete, but it looks to be progressing fast enough that the restaurant could re-open by late spring or early summer. Building permits dating back to December estimate the value of the project at $168,000.

The Pizza Hut is not the only restaurant in that neighborhood with changes cooking. Construction of a new McDonald's restaurant will soon begin by Costco, off 19th Street Northwest. Once the new restaurant is complete, the McDonald's next to Pizza Hut will shift to the new restaurant and the old store will close. Until then, it will remain open.


Scent of quality

• Rochester's Renning's Flowersbased at 331 Elton Hills Drive N.W. has been named a Quality Star Florist for 2013 by floral giant FTD or Florists' Transworld Delivery.

That means Renning's has been judged "to have fulfilled and delivered its orders with high quality products and exceptional customer service." Renning's met FTD's criteria each quarter in 2013, thus earning the title of Quality Star Florist for the year. — Jeff Kiger

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