SPOKANE, Wash. — The Kmart on Sprague is closing and with it so is the Little Caesars Pizza.
U-Haul is planning on taking over the lease and moving into the building.
But one man doesn’t want to lose his Hot-N-Ready pizza.
Eric Hennies launched a campaign on Facebook to save the pizza franchise located on E. Sprague Avenue.
"I saw it on the news and I was like, 'No, Little Caesars, you're going to be gone! Where am I going to get my pizza? Where am I going to get my hot-n-readies?' And I think it was probably later that day or the day after that I started the Facebook page, 'Save Little Caesars,'" Hennies said.
He and other supporters were out in the parking lot Tuesday, handing out free pizza and flyers for a candlelight vigil at the location on Sprague at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, the store's last day of operation.
Hennies, who was wearing a toga when he spoke to Krem 2 News, is also leading what he calls a "21-day Pizza Salute" in honor of the store.
"A Little Caesars has been my savior," Hennies said. "When I'm working 15-hour days, what am I going to do? Go home and make a pizza for two hours, go home and sleep for four, and go back to work for another 15? No, I can't do that. I'm broke. Where else am I going to go? I gotta go to Little Caesars."
Hennies explained Little Caesars is "on-point every time."
"I don't have ratio problems here," he said. "The ratio is always right. My dough is in a circle, my sauce is in a slightly smaller circle, my cheese is in a slightly smaller circle, just the way pizza should be."
Hennies hopes to get the district manager to re-franchise the Little Caesars and buy a different location for his beloved store.