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Posted on Thu, Jun 13, 2013 : 1:33 p.m.

Saline Benito's Pizza hopes move will attract more diners

By Chelsea Hoedl

Benito’s Pizza will be moving to what was formerly Little Caesars at 100 S. Ann Arbor St. in Saline, in hopes the new location will bring in more business, according to the Saline Reporter.

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Benito's Pizza will move to a new location this summer.

According to the Reporter, owners Nick and Amy Wallen plan to remodel both the interior and exterior of the building to give the restaurant an ‘old-world Italian’ atmosphere. The menu will remain the same.

Wallen, a graduate of Saline High School and Eastern Michigan University, bought into the Benito’s Pizza franchise in 2011 when he was just 23 years old. The Livonia-based company sold Wallen the store after he convinced owners he would transform the neglected restaurant.

The restaurant will leave its original location at 489 E. Michigan Ave., to gain more exposure and increase customer traffic, the Reporter said.

Chelsea Hoedl is an intern reporter for She can be reached at



Thu, Jun 13, 2013 : 8:20 p.m.

Agree with Jimmy D. The new location will get better foot traffic which is pretty non existent where they are located now (except for the people that work in neighboring stores). I've ordered from that Benito's before and it was pretty good. Here's wishing them luck!


Thu, Jun 13, 2013 : 7:12 p.m.

This sounds like a good location upgrade. Their current location is hidden from the road and only useful as a "delivery" operation. Good luck!