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Construction underway for Mellow Mushroom in Roanoke

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Construction is underway for Mellow Mushroom, a chain pizzeria, in Roanoke.

The restaurant will be next to the former Ukrops building which is now home to Carilion's Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences on Franklin Road.

According to permits, the restaurant will cost $1.6 million to build.

"We've been working with them for many months going back to mid summer last year when they first started working on their site plan and building permit," says Chris Chittum, Roanoke Planning Director.

The closest location is in Blacksburg.