Little Caesars Pizza is coming to Blue Springs.

Little Caesars Pizza is coming to Blue Springs.


Planning Commission members, minus Michael Parker and George Abbott, gave approval to preliminary plans and design reviews for the shop, which will locate in a small shop at 1401 S.W. Missouri 7. It will be the city’s first Little Caesars Pizza restaurant.


The building, sitting on barely an acre, has been the home of many businesses, including a convenience store and dry cleaners. The new pizza shop will have a drive-thru and take out services, but there will be no inside seating, a common exclusion among the chain’s stores throughout the country.


The proposal went off without complication, but the same couldn’t be said for an attempt by developers of Einstein Brothers Bagels, who proposed some renovations to their store on Missouri 7. Among the improvements include a drive-thru, landscapes improvements and additional parking.


But some commission members were concerned about parking and how, based on its design, would appear to block or otherwise cause disruption to traffic flow. Among those who were concerned were Ken Billups Jr.


“I really do have some concerns about how traffic will be disrupted,” he said, showing concern that the developer, or at least a spokesperson, wasn’t present to offer information.


Commission members also were concerned about trash disposal placement, which would be seen from Missouri 7.


The proposal was postponed until the June 11 regular meeting.


Finally, commission member Keith Sullivan said farewell after eight years of service due to term limits. During his time on the commission, he served as a chairman and was active as a liaison between the city and the commission. Chairman Susan Culpepper presented him with an award prior to the meeting.


“It’s been a good eight years,” Sullivan said. “I wish all of you well.”


No word has been given about his replacement or when that will occur. Mayor Carson Ross will make the decision on Sullivan’s replacement.