ST. CLOUD - A new Pizza Hut-Wingstreet is planning to open on 5th Avenue in St. Cloud.

The restaurant hopes to open during the winter near the end of this year. The Pizza Hut will be at 305 5th Avenue South. The location used to be home to a campus book store.

Coborn Plaza spokesman Brian Schoenborn says the Pizza Hut will be unique in that it plans to have a full bar with alcoholic beverages.

Dawson Bremer with Texas-based Muy! Companies says the Pizza Hut will also have several TV's and a sports-bar like atmosphere.

The Pizza Hut-Wingstreet on 7th Avenue is expected to close and transfer its materials to the new location as a result of the move. Bremer adds that the Pizza Hut Crossroads Mall location may also transition to become a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

"The landlord broker tells us Chick-fil-A has been calling and is interested in the area," Bremer says.

Chick-fil-A is a chicken based fast-food chain with headquarters in Georgia.

Schoenborn adds that the 5th Avenue Live! project is still looking to fill several vacant spots. Locations include the 125 building next to Brothers Bar and Grill, a spot next to Chipotle, another spot in the Coborn's Plaza strip mall and the vacant Methodist Church across the street.


Josh Akkerman, WJON News