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The Pizza Hut on Hammond Avenue in Superior is closing for an extended period of time. (Jed Carlson/jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Pizza Hut closes shop on Hammond Avenue

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Superior Telegram

The Pizza Hut restaurant on Hammond Avenue closed for good Monday.

According to manager Brandon Holmes, this doesn’t signal the end of Pizza Hut in Superior.

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“We will be back,” he said, just not in the same location.

Although the store at 623 Hammond Ave. is closing, Holmes said, the pizza chain plans to build a new restaurant in Superior within the next year. In the meantime, the pizzeria’s eight employees have been offered positions at Duluth Pizza Hut locations. Plans are in the works to provide pizza delivery in some areas of Superior until a new store opens.

The delivery will be offered through the Pizza Hut on Grand Avenue, Holmes said, and likely cover the Billings Park area as far out as North 26th Street.

For more information, patrons can call the Superior store number at 715-392-6258.

Pizza Hut first came to Superior in 1973, opening a store at Tower Avenue and North 29th Street. The building, valued at $60,000, sported the “den-like atmosphere projected by other Pizza Huts throughout the United States,” according to an article in the Feb. 12, 1973, Evening Telegram. The Tower Avenue Pizza Hut closed following a fire in August 2003 and never reopened.

When the Hammond Avenue Pizza Hut opened, Charlie Moor of the Milwaukee Brewers was on hand to sign autographs. Monday, it served its final pizzas. Business has remained strong at the location, Holmes said, declining to comment on the reason for the closure.

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