Robert Morris / Uptown Messenger

NEWORLEANS-- When more than 40 Pizza Hut locations suddenly closed across New Orleans in January of 2011, some saw it as an early sign of the Mayan apocalypse. That date came and went last December without the world ending, and, right on cue, Pizza Hut is now preparing to return to Orleans Parish.

In a brief hearing before the City Planning Commission on Tuesday afternoon, architect Donna Accardo presented plans for a Pizza Hut to open in a corner suite at 1801 Rousseau Street within the River Garden development. The restaurant will have a takeout counter and small seating area for 12 people, according to the limited information in the application for a fast-food restaurant.

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