By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Nov 19, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Shorewood will have its very own MOD Pizza as soon autumn 2016 in the new Mosaic building on Oakland Avenue between East Kenmore Place and East Olive Street.

Founded by the creators of Seattle’s Best Coffee, MOD Pizza is a counter-serve franchise featuring industrial-chic décor along with build-your-own pizza (one price for as many toppings as you’d like) which are baked in wood-burning ovens. MOD also serves salad, garlic strips, milkshakes, draft beer and wine.

"It’s fresh, fast pizza with homemade and healthy ingredients and the company is also committed to giving back to its local communities," said Village Manager Chris Swartz. "We are excited that MOD is coming to Shorewood and look forward to announcing more retailers in the near future."

The restaurant is the first tenant established for the Mosaic, the six-story mixed-use building which will include 90 upscale apartments and 15,000 square feet of retail space, according to Michael Weiss, president of General Capital Group, the project developer.  

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.