A vacant former furniture store that is part of a Roswell shopping center may soon be reconverted into a 108-seat restaurant.
The Albuquerque-based Dion’s Pizza, which specializes in pizzas, sandwiches, and salads, has announced plans to upgrade a 4,500 square-foot space in the one-story Roswell Pavilion Shopping Center.
The Roswell project is only Dion’s latest expansion effort. Besides New Mexico, the company has outlets in Colorado and Texas. Altogether, Dion’s currently operates some two dozen restaurants.
Earlier this year, Dion’s announced plans for a second location in metro Santa Fe, a 4,000 square foot restaurant inside the 550-acre mixed-use Las Soleras development.
Now one of the largest restaurant chains in New Mexico, Dion’s raised $10 million in 2014 for further expansion efforts.
The Roswell Pavilion Shopping Center, located at 1320 S. Main Street on the south side of Roswell, is in a mixed retail and residential neighborhood.
The space that Dion’s will be upgrading and reconverting was once the home of a Skeen Furniture store and warehouse, which moved out of the site in 2015.
Work is expected to begin on the new Dion’s outlet by fall, with a target completion date of early next year.
By Garry Boulard
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