CR Pizza Hut demolished

Workers demolish the long-standing Pizza Hit in Crystal River located on U.S. 19 Monday afternoon, Sept. 20. The restaurant, a fixture there since the mid 1970s, has closed due to a falloff of business from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s last day was Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, and the approximately 15 employees were offered jobs in the five Pizza Huts spread out in Inverness, Homosassa, Spring Hill and Brooksville, said Katie Kirk, general counsel with Daland Corporation, which operates the franchises. But that location at 850 S.E. U.S. 19 was heavily dependent on in-house dining and, due to the pandemic, the customers were not coming in, she said.