Center Grove area pizzeria owner retiring after 3 decades

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During the past 33 years, a Center Grove area pizzeria was home to birthday and graduation parties, first dates and wedding rehearsals, and customers grew from toddlers to become parents themselves.

Pizza King owner Ken Hansen struggles to pinpoint one or two of the best memories since opening in 1981. One college student who spent hours each night in a booth, studying and doing schoolwork for his college degrees, threw a party each time he completed his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees. That’s not something that would happen at the average restaurant, and memories like those help Hansen see how his pizzeria became a part of the community.

At 67, Hansen is now ready to retire.30 years too long.”

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