Beloved restaurant to relocate to Marquette Road after being lost to fire earlier in the year, no public event planned for groundbreaking
Patrons who love the food from Pizza Farm in Rockmart will be happy to hear that construction is set to start again on Monday morning.
Groundbreaking on the new location begins on Monday according to an announcement on the Pizza Farm Facebook page, and confirmed by owner Tommy Sanders. No public event is planned for the work to get started back on the restaurant.
The restaurant will be relocating to a spot on Marquette Road, ultimately within view of Rockmart High School and Day’s Chevrolet but not directly along Highway 113. It will not be too far away from the former location on Knox Mountain Road.
Plans for the new restaurant as previously stated by Sanders are for a metal-based building to help keep construction costs down and to get the restaurant back up and running as quickly as possible, but said the interior will feel at home to a lot of Pizza Farm patrons who miss one of their favorite Rockmart eateries.
Pizza Farm was in its 49th year of operations on Knox Mountain Road before the fire destroyed the landmark restaurant at the beginning of the year. The community has since banded together to help the restaurant through fundraisers to ensure employees who lost income didn’t go without, including a shirt sale with the help of Cedarstream that raised thousands of dollars in aid.
That’s not the only project happening around the area. The Sanders property around Marquette Road will also sometime in the near future develop a portion of the acreage into a Solar Farm.
Check back for more coverage of Pizza Farm’s efforts to rebuild starting on Monday.