The Pizza Loft now open in Concord

The owners of Gianni's Trattoria, 16 Union St. South in downtown Concord, recently opened The Pizza Loft at Gianni's on the second floor of their restaurant.

The Pizza Loft features hand-tossed traditional pizza with 15 toppings available; six specialty pizzas; and subs, calzone, Stromboli, salads, and sausage and pepperoni rolls.

704-788-1930; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, closed Sundays and Mondays;; and on Facebook.

Tenders to host shelter benefit

Tenders Fresh Food, 18341 Statesville Road, will host a Dine for the Animals benefit from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

The restaurant will donate part of its sales during those hours to the Cornelius Animal Shelter.

Various shelter dogs will be at the event looking for new families.