An opening date has been targeted for a new pizza restaurant in the Main Street District.
According to signage posted outside the building, Stoner's Pizza Joint will open Jan. 14 in the downtown Arcade Mall building, which has entrances on Main and Washington streets.
The pizza spot is the latest addition to the resurgent, more than century-old Arcade Mall building. The building has seen a host of aesthetic upgrades in the last couple of years, along with the opening of new businesses, such as Pita Pit and an outpost of Indah Coffee.
The Arcade was built in 1912 by the Equitable Real Estate Co. It was Columbia’s first indoor shopping center, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Stoner's is a small chain, with 14 locations in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and Texas. According to its website, its "one of a kind oven provides the stone baked taste that a traditional stone oven provides in nearly half the time."