Seattle-based Zeeks Pizza is preparing to launch its 10th store in the Red 160 complex at 16015 Cleveland Street in Redmond.
Interior construction is under way at the location, and it is slated to open in late August or early September, said Danielle Zarella, a spokeswoman for the company.
At 3,800 square feet, the store will be one of Zeeks' larger locations and will accommodate up to 145 people, not including the large patio
Zarella says Zeeks has been popular on the Eastside, where it already operates restaurants in , Bellevue and Issaquah, and Redmond has been one of its target locations for expansion. She said the company was pleased to find a spot near and other commercial activity, and to have room for a full bar in addition to the restaurant’s dine-in and delivery service.
The new store will employ between 18 and 24 people full time, and as many as 40 people overall, depending on demand once the restaurant is open.
Doug McClure and Tom Vial founded Zeeks and own most of the company’s 10 locations, including the planned Redmond Zeeks, though a franchise location opened in Bellevue in October 2010 and there is another franchise location in Issaquah.
Zeeks serves a variety of pizzas with catchy names, such as the “Quentin Florentino,” which includes goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, spinach, parmesan, and an olive oil glaze. It also sells salads and starter dishes in single or party sizes.
Zarella said the new location will emphasize both dine-in and delivery services, and will have two centralized call centers for delivery orders, as well as online ordering.