Pizza Hut eyes spot at Ninth and Rose

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WALLA WALLA — A new neighbor will be joining the proposed Courtyard by Marriott at Ninth Avenue and Rose Street.

In addition to the more than 120-room hotel chain slated for construction at the busy corner, a new Pizza Hut is reportedly in the works.

The Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency issued a construction permit Tuesday for Pasco-based contractor Bosch II Construction Co. Inc. to build a 3,897-square-foot Pizza Hut.

No response came from an email sent Wednesday to a representative of franchisee Emerald City Pizza.

Workers have been laying the groundwork, so to speak, for major construction at the former cannery property.

Jonathan Maland, principal planner for the Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency, said utilities are being run to the properties in preparation for construction.

The Marriott development was initially expected to begin late spring.

However, revisions have been made to the proposal. Staff will review those, Maland said.

He expects approval within a week or so. Staging and mobilization would likely take place immediately after.

Ninth & Rose Hospitality LLC is the property owner.

The Marriott development is expected to bring a conference center along with the additional hotel rooms. Developers are still anticipating a spring 2014 opening.

Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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Comments

barracuda says...

Does this mean the Pizza Hut @ Blue Mtn. Mall is going to be moved or is there two in the works for WW?

Posted 15 August 2013, 7:49 p.m. Suggest removal

namvet60 says...

I understood that the Pizza Hut was trying to get out of the Mall when Sears closed up.

Posted 16 August 2013, 11:11 a.m. Suggest removal

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