UNION CITY — Joe Hamrick purchased a pepperoni and cheese pizza and breadsticks at Fox’s Pizza Den Wednesday afternoon.

The Union City man appreciated the convenience of the pizza shop’s new location at 56 N. Main St., the longtime site of the former Mangel’s Consumer Oil.

“It’s a lot bigger here,” Hamrick said. “The old place was pretty hectic at times. Here, you can get in and out really fast.”

Fox’s has moved from its former location at 67 S. Main St. into a larger, more efficient den. The old shop was tucked into a small building on the southeast corner of South Main and Concord streets, right in the shadow of a traffic light. With room for only a few cars in the small parking lot, getting in and out of Fox’s was an iffy — and sometimes dangerous proposition.

“It was landlocked and did not have a good traffic flow,” said Mark Moore, owner of the local Fox’s franchise for the past two years. “The long-and-narrow footprint of the building didn’t lend itself to being a business. It was very inefficient and access was terrible.”

See Thursday, February 16, 2012 issue of The Journal for complete story.

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