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Pizza Ranch Announced as Newest Tenant in Squaw Creek Crossing

Published Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Marion, IA – Squaw Creek Crossing, Marion’s first large-scale mixed-use development, will become home to a new Pizza Ranch FunZone Arcade, managed by Lion Development Group. The restaurant, to be located at 6053 Carlson Way, will occupy 7,600 square feet with seating for up to 234 people.

The FunZone Arcade will include a 1,500 square foot game room with state-of-the-art arcade systems. Pizza Ranch currently operates 208 locations in 14 states. The new Marion restaurant will be one of only eighteen FunZone Arcades. The location will also include four party rooms accommodating groups of up to 76.

“Marion is a place I’ve wanted to come to for quite a while. I know there’s a huge need in this area with easy highway access and traffic to Prospect Meadows,” says Brandon Pratt, Restauranteur & Real Estate Investor for Lion Development Group. “Our main demographic is family and children and the amount of people this area will generate really just made sense to us. It’s going to be a very different Pizza Ranch than Marion is used to.”

The company plans to hire 80-90 staff members. Applicants can apply now at or by emailing Construction is now underway and anticipated to be completed in Spring 2020. Pratt and Lion Development own and operate seven Pizza Ranch locations in Iowa and Illinois including locally, the SW Cedar Rapids location (which is currently expanding to incorporate a FunZone and adding 90 more seats) and a brand-new Pizza Ranch in Iowa City with a similar FunZone model.

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