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New businesses set to open this month

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May will see a new Pizza Schmizza, Jimmy John's and T-Mobile open their doors shortly

Jeff Scott of Canby-based Scott Investments said the 6,100-square-foot building in construction since last fall on Highway 99E between Burgerville and Taco Bell will open in May.

Scott said T-Mobile plans to open its doors on May 19, Jimmy John's, a Chicago-based sandwich shop along the lines of Subway, but with delivery, is shooting for May 30, and Pizza Schmizza is set to open about the same time.

All combined, the new businesses there are expected to generate 50-75 permanent jobs, Scott previously told the Herald.DANIEL PEARSON - A new building will house three new businesses in Canby along Highway 99E.

"We're just working on getting equipment and fixtures in," Scott said. "We've been working on that for about a month or so. The building is basically done, (the tenants) just need to finish building out their space."

Before Scott Investments developed the land, an old, decrepit car wash stood on Highway 99E that many, notably former Canby city councilor Clint Coleman, who took a keen interest in the city's aesthetics, considered it an eyesore.

In January 2016, demolition crews knocked down the old, burned-out car wash, which played host to many businesses over the years; it was being remodeled into a restaurant when a two-alarm fire, which started due to a faulty electrical panel, gutted the building on May 16, 2015, causing $200,000 in damage.

Pizza Schmizza is a Portland-based chain that has die-hard aficionados in The Rose City. The public house concept, which combines pizza with microbrews, burgers, sandwiches and pasta, is relatively new for the restaurant — there are just three Oregon locations in Lebanon, Hillsboro and Sherwood.

Jimmy John's has been under fire and drawn public ire during the last year. Last June, the New York attorney general's office forced Jimmy John's to stop a controversial employment practice deemed illegal — the company was forcing its employees to sign an agreement barring them from working for any Jimmy John's competitor after leaving the company.