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Mellow Mushroom to open in Merchants Square Oct. 8

Mellow Mushroom to open in Merchants Square Oct. 8

Mellow Mushroom will bring its specialty pizza to Merchants Square when it opens in the Henry Street Shops on Monday, Oct. 8.

Plans for the restaurant were announced by Colonial Williamsburg last October, according to a past Virginia Gazette report. Store owner Gray Nelson, who also owns a Mellow Mushroom franchise in Newport News, said he first fell in love with the restaurant chain while he was in the Navy and never looked back.

“My wife and I were in Destin, Fla. in 2002 and we came across a Mellow Mushroom by happenstance, it was at an intersection and we were sitting there asking what we wanted for dinner,” he said. “We went in there and it was so good...

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