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Downtown Fresno Partnership Announces Business Competition Winner

The Downtown Fresno Create Here Competition, organized by the Downtown Fresno Partnership, announced the chosen winners Thursday.

Pita KabobHouse of Pendragon, a brewery that already has locations in Sanger and Clovis, teamed up with Pita Kabob, a successful Mediterranean fusion grill with 3 locations in Visalia. Both are excited to expand into downtown Fresno. The winner’s announced, “We couldn’t be more excited! We want to thank the Downtown Fresno Foundation for allowing us the opportunity to create something truly special and add to the strong revitalization of Downtown Fresno that has already begun. We also want to thank everyone who voted for us. Cheers!”

With $100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, the Create Here Business Plan Competition had 22 entries from eager Entrepreneurs. Judges were looking for the winner to add to the Downtown Fresno community, by attracting more people, and creating jobs. House of Pendragon & Pita Kabob’s new location will create 30 jobs.

The two plan to open their new location on Van Ness Avenue, near Inyo St. with an opening in January or February of next year. View the team’s contest submission video below.

About Jenni Solla

Jenni and her family have lived in Fresno since 2010. Jenni believes that Fresno is not only a great place to live, but has also seen it grow and improve over the years she's lived here. Together with her husband Nathan, she is a founding partner at WorldLight Media LLC, a creative web design and marketing firm that has been in business for over 13 years and is headquartered in Fresno. Nathan and Jenni have two children, Their oldest is 14 and has been diagnosed with Autism. Their youngest is 12 years old. Things Jenni loves about Fresno: The sunshine, traffic (or lack there of), the small town feel combined with the big city conveniences, the local food, and her church.