Blacksburg may be losing Backstreets, but it is gaining a new pizza place.
The Mellow Mushroom pizza chain is planning to open a restaurant downtown between December 2013 and January 2014. Management has not officially stated the location of the new pizzeria, but there has been speculation about the vacancy to be left by Backstreets Pizza and Grill on South Main Street when it closes in April.
Mellow Mushroom have come to be known for their gourmet pizza and wide beer selection, as well as their relaxed stylings.
The chain was started in 1974 in Atlanta, Ga. and was influenced by the hippy culture of the period. It has since expanded along the East Coast, with locations in Bristol and Charlottesville.
Check the Collegiate Times next week for more information.