OH Pizza & Brew Buckles Up for Downtown Renovation
Downtown pizza restaurant and sports bar OH Pizza & Brew is in the midst of a full renovation.
The restaurant, located at 250 N. 3rd Street, has been a Downtown favorite since it opened in April 2014, serving up fresh pizza, wings, subs, salads and desserts (deep-fried Oreo’s, anyone?). Owner Luke Edwards made the decision to undergo full renovations, temporarily closing the restaurants doors in late May. The structure dates back to the 1940s.
The finished product will be a brand new façade, with all-new signage and windows. A north-facing sidewalk patio will seat 26, as well as a standing area bar where guests can drink local craft brews along with their pizza.
Architect Dan Morgan of Grandview-based architecture firm Behal Sampson Dietz and designer Lynn Kegan (whose TV experience includes stints on Restaurant Impossible and Destination Design) have been enlisted to design and rebuild the space. The reopening timeline has stretched longer than Edwards intended, but he’s confident it will be worth the wait.
“The objective was to keep the warm, cozy neighborhood public-house feel that doesn’t stray to the dark side of being overpriced and pretentious,” said Edwards. “Too often, restaurants will remodel and make their loyal customers pay for it by charging them more for the same food that once made them loyal customers to begin with. My intention is to make their experience better at the same competitive price point.”
In the meantime, OH Pizza & Brew’s food truck will be open throughout construction at 7469 N. High Street, behind the Ruckmoor Lounge in Worthington from 4 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Saturday.
For more information, visit www.ohpizzaandbrew.net.
All visuals via Lynn Kegan Designs.