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Three new businesses are set to open in Danville next year in a new strip mall concept developed by businessman Paresh Suthar.

The strip mall, to be located on Sandy Court, would be home to Edible, Which Wich sandwich shop and Pie Five Pizza restaurant.

Suthar, who has been a business owner for 30 years and operates the Super 8 hotel in Danville and Cavalier Pharmacare in Martinsville, is working on a new project that would add restaurants to his portfolio and more choices and jobs in the city.

“Danville is an up and growing town, and I wanted to diversify my portfolio,” Suthar said. “I want to bring positive energy, which I have, to the Danville community.”

After researching, Suthar chose these brands due to their uniqueness and for the opportunity to give more choices to Danville consumers, especially Edible, which offers a variety of unique and inventive assortments of freshly made gifts with real fruit and gourmet chocolate.

“Edible brings in fresh fruits, snacks and fruit arrangements,” Suthar said. “No one in this area has this particular brand.”

The Edible store will be the first of its kind in Danville. 

“Edible consistently attracts franchise operators with outstanding ownership experience that help drive the brand’s expansion across the nation and Paresh is no exception,” said Patricia Perry, Vice President of Franchise Development for Edible. “Operating a variety of business concepts for 30 years, I am confident he will be successful in leading the new Danville location. Paresh’s agreement adds to Edible’s strong presence in the state with more than 30 stores already open.”

With all three businesses, Suthar is looking to provide 25-30 jobs in the market. He plans on bringing his current general manager from Super 8 with him on this new journey.

Suthar said he is looking forward to the opportunity to bring these new businesses to Danville, especially with the casino referendum approved in last week’s election that will hopefully bring even more business into the city. 

“It will be a good opportunity for us to do more business and have more jobs in this area,” Suthar said. “That’s what I’m hoping for, more jobs, because this community has been hit hard for the last eight to ten months because of the pandemic. I’m eager to get more people in the restaurants and take this one step at a time.”

He hopes that the project will be completed by late spring or early summer of next year.

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