Tuscaloosa's Mellow Mushroom on University will close next month after selling pizza in Ttown since 1999.  The Atlanta-based franchise was unable to negotiate a new contract with their landlord according to the Tuscaloosa News.

“Unfortunately, our landlord raised the rent so much we could not stay in that location and continue to make money,” Kreiger said. “We love the Tuscaloosa market and we had every intention to stay there, but rent that high made it untenable as an ongoing business prospect.”

The move will leave one of the prime business locations vacant at the corner of University Blvd and 23rd Avenue. With the old 4th and 23rd still unoccupied, both ends of that stretch of bars and restaurants in Temerson Square will be empty as school starts back.

What would you like to see move into the Mellow Mushroom location?