Pizza chain to open its first Atlanta location

Lima, Ohio-based East of Chicago Pizza will soon open a location in Atlanta, according to its website.

The chain, which has more than 70 locations in South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia, will open its first Georgia location in the Pencil Factory Shops complex at 349 Decatur St. in Atlanta.

The restaurant will serve a variety of pizza, including a Chicago-style thick crust, subs, wings, salads, garlic bread, calzones and desserts.

Other dining options at The Pencil Factory Shops include Bada Bings! sports bar and Bento Hut.

Nearby pizzeria Ammazza recently announced they'll be opening a second Decatur location this spring .