The pizza restaurant, Crust, opened in the center today.
It became the second local joint to join a variety of chain restaurants in East Peoria’s Riverfront area.
Construction on the restaurants interior began in January.
Crust began serving customers at lunch and owners say they were surprised to see so many people on opening day.
Tequilas is the other locally owned restaurant in the Levee District.
Before deciding on the name Crust, owners toyed with title Sweet Tomato.
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