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Pyro’s fires up new location

  • The new Pyro’s building stands finished. The new Pyro’s location is expected to open near the end of November. (Photo: Merryn Ruthling)
  • Construction workers work on the interior of Pyro’s. Pyro’s Collierville location is anticipated to open around Black Friday. (Photo: Merryn Ruthling)

Merryn Ruthling, Staff Writer

Ever tried pineapple on your pizza? Now’s your chance!  A new Pyro’s Pizza restaurant is coming to Collierville. The restaurant, currently under construction, hopes to open near the end of November. Pyro’s Pizza already has multiple locations in Memphis, but it will open the new Collierville location at Houston Levee and Poplar for customer convenience.

Mr. Cotham, father of St. George’s junior Grady Cotham and eighth-grader Spencer Cotham, started the popular local chain with Mr. Chad Foreman in an attempt to provide a pizza place that was completely tailored to what the customer wanted. For those who have not yet dined at Pyro’s Pizza, Pyro’s serves customizable pizza and salads, which are made from over 40 fresh ingredients.

“If you go to Pyro’s, everybody gets what they want, and nobody has to get something that’s not quite what they wanted, because everybody gets their own,” Mr. Cotham says. “We wanted everyone to get the pizza exactly the way they wanted it, with the exact ingredients they wanted.”

“Pyro’s is basically the Moe’s of pizza where you get to decide what you want on a perfectly-sized personal pizza,” senior Allie Harbert, an avid Pyro’s fan, said.

While the date for the new Pyro’s Pizza opening is not set in stone yet, Pyro’s anticipates opening sometime around Black Friday. Pyro’s is also expecting to have an opening event for the new restaurant, the details of which will be revealed through social media accounts closer to the date of the restaurant opening.

This restaurant, located within the six-mile requirement of St. George’s, will be available to senior students to visit during lunch on Thursdays and Fridays.  Fans can follow Pyro’s Pizza on social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to find out more about the opening events and news involving Pyro’s.

“I love Pyro’s because my kids love it,” Spanish teacher Mr. Eugene Tarjan said. “The new Pyro’s is going to be very convenient because we won’t have to drive all the way to East Memphis or Cordova.”


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One Response to “Pyro’s fires up new location”

  1. Matthew Adkins on November 17th, 2015 7:53 PM

    Some of the stores near it are Five Guy’s, SportClips, and some other good stores.


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