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Jet's seeks slice of downtown Worthington's pizza market

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Another pizzeria could be headed to town.

Jet's Pizza, which primarily does delivery and takeout sales, has applied for a conditional-use permit to open at 660 High St., in the former Scottie MacBean storefront.

The Municipal Planning Commission is set to review the application during its Jan. 10 meeting.

Jet's is a chain restaurant with 200 franchises in 13 states. In central Ohio, one on Sancus Boulevard in the Polaris area; one is on Reed Road in Upper Arlington; and one is on Hamilton Road in Gahanna.

Jet's serves pizza, subs, salads and soft drinks. According to the company website, its signature dish is a square, deep-dish pizza.

According to the application, the downtown Worthington shop would sell 60 percent delivery orders, 30 percent pickup orders and 10 percent dine-in orders.

Approximately four drivers a night would park in the lot behind the restaurant.

The use of the parking lot for that purpose should be considered by the MPC, according to a staff memo. It also states that drivers would need to use caution when using that lot, which connects to East New England Avenue via a one-lane drive.

Hours of operation would be 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

Two pizza restaurants opened in Worthington last year, and another is pending.

Natalie's sells coal-fired pizza and offers live entertainment at 5601 N. High St. Pies and Pints sells specialty pizzas, sandwiches, salads and beer at the Shops at Worthington Place.

Dewey's Pizza received permission from the city to build in downtown Worthington on the southeast corner of New England Avenue and High Street. Thus far, no construction has begun.

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