This Texas-based pizza concept has snagged space in the EpiCentre.
Urban Bricks Pizza Co. expects to open its first Charlotte location by March, depending on permitting.
Tina Long, vice president of retail services at Avison Young’s Charlotte office, represented Urban Bricks, in that transaction. Adam Williams, with Legacy Real Estate Advisors, represented the landlord.
That fast-casual pizza chain serves customizable, authentic Neapolitan pizzas.
Dough is made fresh, in house daily. Flour and tomatoes are imported from Italy.
Customers select three crusts — including gluten friendly and wheat options.
There are more than 30 toppings with multiple sauces and cheese choices. There’s traditional choices such as pepperoni and mushrooms to more unique toppers including almonds, chopped garlic and jalapeños.
Pizzas are cooked in two minutes, can then be drizzled with sauces including ranch, sriracha and olive oil.
The price is the same for unlimited toppings. For example, at some of its Texas stores, it costs $8.49 to customize your own pizza or to order some of Urban's own specialty pizzas.
Urban Bricks also offers salads that be customized. Gelato and dessert pies round out the menu.
The deal is part of the brand’s growth through franchising in Texas, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, Montana and Canada. It has commitments for more than 120 stores through franchise agreements.
Locally, Dan Tangeman’s Urban NC Bricks LLC expects to open three locations in the Carolinas within the next three years.
“I believe in the Urban Bricks Pizza product and that it will stand out among other fast-casual pizza offerings in the state,” he says.