Their name is Pizza, but their business is bagels.
Michael and Beverly Pizza opened Blue Ridge Bagels in the old Fisher's Restaurant building in Bedford, across 4th Street from Smyth, formerly Piedmont Label. The couple came here from a rural area in Central Florida where Michael had a construction company.
"I worked construction all my life," said Michael, now 37, "so this is a new venture for me."
Most of that construction experience involved running his own company, so business is not new to him.
"When I was 19, I started my company," he said.