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Demolition Begins to Make Way for Boston's The Gourmet Pizza in Fenton

Building was formerly Andrico's and O'Malleys Galley.

Demolition on the building that once housed Andrico's and O'Malley's Galley on Owen Road near US 23 began this week.

Owners plans to open a Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza franchise at 3324 Owen Road. The Fenton City Council has approved a liquor license transfer in February of last year.

Boston's The Gourmet Pizza has more than 350 locations in Canada and 50 in the United States and Mexico, according to its website. The only location in Michigan is in Shelby Township. The restaurant specializes in pizza and pasta.

Mark W Rummel January 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM
The old building being demolished has an interesting history. It was built (I'd say late 1950s) as a Stuckey's, which were an early highway chain of restaurants with clean restrooms for travelers. Some still exist, mostly in the south. They had/have stand-up tables, on the theory that people want to stand while eating, since they've been sitting behind the wheel for the last three hours or so. Anyway, there was a Mr. Stuckey. He'd drive north, for instance, on the highway until he had to use a restroom. That's how he'd decide where his next restaurant should be located. Pretty simple, but it worked. And it was Fenton's first US-23 restaurant (formerly Fenton-Clio Expressway) since there was nothing else then at the Owen Road exit.
Dave Olds January 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Anybody remember Stuckey's? Those were the days.....
Jason Alexander (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 02:13 PM
Very interesting! Does anyone else have memories of Stuckey's? Or are you excited for Boston's?
Nancy cheladyn January 10, 2013 at 03:49 PM
I visited Stuckey's regularly with my grandparents. It was light turquoise decor. Red seats at a fountain bar! Famous for their pecan rolls!
Jane Webber January 10, 2013 at 05:15 PM
Have they worked out a new exit/entrance strategy???? the old one was way to dangerous....
Jane Webber January 10, 2013 at 05:17 PM
I remember Stuckey's being in Holly at I-75 and Grange Hall Rd. They were there into the late 70's.
Laurie Alexander January 10, 2013 at 11:38 PM
I remember Stuckey's!! It was my first REAL job (other than baby sitting) I went to school down the Rd at Fenton High School. After school, went to Stuckey's to work. I made about $1.40 per hour!!!
Paul Phillips January 11, 2013 at 11:59 AM
If your entering the location from the east and leaving heading west it's fine. Other than that forget it. I believe this is why this building sat vacant so long
steve January 11, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Why not open its parking lot up so you can drive into the K-Mart parking lot or vice ver-sa.

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