Last edited 1:34 p.m., Oct. 23, 2019
A Domino’s restaurant under construction on West Chestnut Expressway is scheduled to open by the end of the year.
Art Hurteau of developer A&M Pizza Inc. said the new location will expand delivery services in northwest Springfield. The franchisee currently operates seven stores in the Springfield area.
“The area for delivery is new,” Hurteau said. “It’s an additional location to improve service over the west corridor.”
The 2,050-square-foot building at 3308 W. Chestnut Expressway is designed with a pickup window and indoor seating, Hurteau said. Between 30 and 40 employees are expected to work at the new location. Ross Construction Group LLC was hired as general contractor, with design work from Burns Architecture.
The estimated construction cost is around $730,000, with total project costs exceeding $1 million, Hurteau said.
A&M Pizza, which was founded in 1981 by Hurteau and business partner Marty Prather, operates multiple franchise locations of Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ). The group currently has 16 Domino’s in the southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas areas, Hurteau said. The Chestnut Expressway store will be the group’s 32nd Domino’s in the nation, he said, noting additional locations are in Illinois and Indiana.
“We’re glad to be adding another building in the Springfield area,” Hurteau said. “It’ll be a nice-looking addition to that part of town.”
A&M Pizza also is building a 1,900-square-foot store in Bolivar, which Hurteau said is also expected to open in December. He said he and Prather are in talks to open another store in Marshfield by late spring, though he said the deal has yet to close.
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