MOD Pizza sets up shop off State Road 56

MOD Pizza is expected to open soon in a mini-retail center along restaurant row, in front of Tampa Premium Outlets, off State Road 56 in Lutz.

The pizza chain’s sign is in place outside, as workers complete the interior build-out for the restaurant.

The Pasco County Commission on Aug. 7 approved an application from Cypress Creek NVH LLC for an alcohol license that would allow sale of beer and wine only for on-site consumption.

A site plan on file with Pasco County shows a shell building of about 7,800 square feet, with space for multiple tenants.

Workers are completing the interior build-out of MOD Pizza, a new restaurant by Tampa Premium Outlets. (Kathy Steele)

MOD Pizza, at 2227 Sun Vista Drive, will occupy about 2,800 square feet at a storefront on an outer corner of the building, near Starbucks.

An outdoor patio of about 280 square feet also is planned.

In addition to the pizza restaurant, work is ongoing for an eye vision center, according to county permits.

MOD Pizza would be the latest restaurant along an already busy row of sit-down and fast-food restaurants, off State Road 56, close to the outlet mall entrance.

Other restaurants include Chick-Fil-A, Culver’s and Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen.

Commercial and residential development continues at a fast clip at an intersection that ties in with Interstate 75, Wesley Chapel Boulevard, Grand Cypress Drive, State Road 54 and State Road 56.

More restaurants and shops are coming to outparcels surrounding the outlet mall, Cypress Creek Town Center and Brightwork Crossing.

Burger King is open, and El Dorado Furniture Store is expected to open next year at Brightwork Crossing.

At Home Décor Superstore is under construction on an outparcel at the outlet mall.

Construction also is underway for several shops at Cypress Creek Town Center including Burlington, Earth Fare, Home Goods and Five Below.

Published August 15, 2018

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