B-Line Pizza Island Restaurant to Open in Dexter Shopping Center

The village of Dexter's seventh pizza restaurant will open in the Busch's shopping center on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road in the spring.

In a community already saturated with pizza restaurants, Dexter's seventh pizza business is set to open its doors in the spring.

Signs for B-Line Pizza Island were installed at the restaurant's location in the Busch's Fresh Food Market shopping complex on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road this week.

The restaurant is located at 7080 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road, Suite 200 next to Stucchi's Ice Cream and Mr. Pita.

Calls to the business' phone number listed on its website were not returned on Thursday, however the website shows that the business is owned and operated by Steve Poole of Brighton.

The restaurant specializes in pizza, sandwiches, and salads.

Editor's note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Are you excited to have more pizza choices in Dexter? Let us know your opinion by leaving a comment.

Sean January 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Makes perfect sense to me.
Barbra Watkins January 18, 2013 at 12:47 PM
We are originally from Chicago and have been on the search for good thin crust takeout pizza since we moved here 7 years ago. We found great pizza at Antonio's in Farmington Hills and enjoy Silvio's in Ann Arbor but would love to see good pizza in closer to home, so happy to have another pizza place opening in Dexter that we can try.
Tom Stoner January 18, 2013 at 01:25 PM
I would be excited to have a Mexican or Tex-Mex choice in Dexter......
Tom Stoner January 18, 2013 at 01:28 PM
I would be a little more excited about B-Line Pizza if they were going to open across the road, so I could easily walk there from home, without needing to cross Ann Arbor Road.
H.E. Ford January 18, 2013 at 01:39 PM
NO....we do not want more pizza restaurants in Dexter. I'm surprised that Dexter has allowed this to happen. Different restaurants...yes....but more pizza restaurants....that just doesn't make any sense. How about some "healthy food" choices? We're getting a new wellness center and at the same time adding more junk food to our village menu.
Elaine Owsley January 18, 2013 at 01:40 PM
I honestly cannot see how the sixth pizza place expects to survive, let alone another one. Do we really eat that much pizza around here? And with the Subway place in the same shopping center, and Mr. Pita, that's three sandwich businesses in one place. As often as I go to Busch's, I've never seen a great throng of customers at either of the other two sandwich shops.
Michael Cipolla January 18, 2013 at 01:54 PM
I second that. I am tired of having to go to Chelsea or A2.
Marilyn Wilkie January 18, 2013 at 02:43 PM
Sad state of affairs here in Dexter. Not only do we have way too many restaurants offering pizza but also it is one of the most unhealthy foods that people can eat...even if it's the so-called "gourmet" variety. Wake up Dexter, you're killing yourself and your children because you are too busy to buy, grow, cook and eat decent food.
Marilyn Wilkie January 18, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Thank you for recognizing this and telling it like it is!!
Julie Wilkinson January 18, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I agree that we already have way too many pizza restaurants in this town. The Chamber, or whoever it is that tries to bring businesses into Dexter, should be soliciting some other options. Mexican, Chinese, Italian would be fantastic.
Shawn Letwin January 18, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Welcome to Dexter! Any small business owner that is willing to invest their money into the Dexter downtown area is greatly appreciated. Beats downtown businesses moving to the outskirts of Dexter on Baker Road and leaving a huge empty storefront in one of the plazas. Once again, thanks to you and the other new establishments that are investing in Dexter! Others may consider putting their own money where their mouths are if they want something different. Otherwise, go get a bite to eat from any of the Dexter establishments and support the businesses that create a tax base for the school district. And thanks to the Dexter businesses that continue to invest and support a vibrant downtown area on the heals of the Great Recession. Finally, funny how the Patch will insert an opinion on the restauant market and will not insert an opinion on the school district nor ask pointed questions on sensitive issues. Just sayin...
Daniel Lai January 18, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Shawn, I enjoy your feedback. Thanks for reading!
Don Darnell January 18, 2013 at 08:17 PM
Exactly how would Dexter not allow it to happen?
Don Darnell January 18, 2013 at 08:19 PM
I don't think people will eat more pizza just because there are more places to buy it. Supply does not increase demand. It works the other way.
Don Darnell January 18, 2013 at 08:21 PM
I'm with Shawn. Besides, it only gives you more choice and diversity in product. Maybe both my kids will like this place, so I can avoid going to Jets for Ben and Cottage Inn for Thomas. Let the free market decide.
Julie Wilkinson January 18, 2013 at 08:48 PM
I don't know when Busch's became downtown Dexter, they actually chose to move OUT of downtown Dexter. The thing is, there are already too many of the same type of restaurant here in the Village of Dexter. We need more options and we need some Village officials who will try and bring a variety into our area.
Barbara Read January 18, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Now if Zachary's Pizza came here. Best pizza in the Bay Area and lines an hour long, but they cook your pizza while you wait. Stuffed pizza or thin crust are both amazing. Some pizza really is worth it. Let's withhold judgement and try the food first! I'm not a huge fan of pizza, but once in a while it's just what everyone wants. And not all pizza is created the same. If you're ever in Berkeley, go to Zachary's and get there early.
Marilyn Wilkie January 18, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Don, you're doing your kids no favor by buying this stuff for them. Now is your chance to teach them a better way to eat and save the health concerns they will have later.
Webster01 January 19, 2013 at 02:49 AM
To those looking for more options, please get some financing, sign a lease and open up whatever you want! There are several options for available lease space in Dexter. "The only thing more over-rated than natural childbirth is the joy of running you own business!" - seen on a plaque in some restaurant in near Traverse City, MI
Julie Wilkinson January 19, 2013 at 09:13 PM
So Webster01, you are suggesting that any yahoo in town (and yes, I include myself in that) who has no experience or training whatsoever should lease a space, request financing, or a franchise (which, by the way, no one will give you without training or experience) and open a restaurant. Because it's just that easy? Seriously, kudos to those who are willing to devote so much time to starting a new restaurant somewhere. And Dexter is a great place to do that, however we do not need more pizza and sandwiches.
Julie Wilkinson January 19, 2013 at 09:14 PM
Every dine-in pizzeria cooks your pizza while you wait. Doesn't mean that we should add yet another pizza place to Dexter's already too long list.
Barbara Read January 20, 2013 at 07:11 PM
Sorry I wasn't clear. The line is at least an hour long just to get a table--longer on Fridays and Saturdays. Unlike other restaurants, Zachary's takes your order while you are still in line, so you sit down and your food arrives.
Tom Stoner January 21, 2013 at 04:31 AM
This discussion went rapidly downhill into unimportant and unrelated, didn't it?
Don Darnell January 21, 2013 at 07:16 PM
Tom - yes it did.
Elaine Owsley April 09, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Actually, pizza is not that unhealthy. I invited a person from the Health Department to speak at a brown bag session at Domino's when I worked there. She outlined the healthy advantage of pizza - it's not fried, it contains most of the food groups, dairy, vegetable, grain, meat. Beats most fast food offerings by a mile for healthy eating.
Barbara Read May 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM
We just tried it. VERY good crust--crispy on the bottom with a slight garlic flavor.


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