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Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit’s original square Sicilian-style pizza, plans to open its 11th restaurant at 3 p.m. Thursday at Novi’s Twelve Mile Crossing at Fountain Walk entertainment district.

The 68-year-old family-owned restaurant kick-started an expansion last fall. The Novi location is similar in style to a Buddy’s that opened in Shelby Township last fall. The Novi eatery is an 8,000-square-foot, full-service restaurant. It will seat 200 patrons in a main dining room and feature an urban, retro-styled interior and exterior, outdoor dining, main bar, banquet room and carry-out.

On Thursday, Buddy’s will donate $2 from every pizza sold at the Novi restaurant to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.

The restaurant is at 44224 12 Mile, Novi.

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