As our first week of thanks (#TogetherWeGrow) comes to a close, we'd like to solute an outstanding project that was spearheaded by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. This one was dynamic, historic and quite tasty — Fireside Pizza.
Oftentimes we hear about and/or read about new developments, but never quite know where they came from, what considerations were made, or even just who was really involved. Did someone swoop in from out of town? Was the community involved in the conversation? Do the tenants fit the neighborhood? The great news, is that this time around everything was done right, mostly thanks to the WHRF and their consistent engagement with the people of Walnut Hills.
Crafty Super Market or an outdoor even at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center, you may recognize the pizza trailer in this photo. Four or five years ago, that's how Fireside got its start.
They make quick, crispy crust, delicious pies, that you can easily pick up on the run. They get creative with toppings and sauces. They deliver food with a smile. But most importantly, they offer one of the city's few fire-cooked, thin crust pizzas at an extremely affordable price ...and I'm talking starting around $5 affordable.
Still the question remains, how did they find such a perfect brick & mortar location inside one of Cincinnati's most historic locations? That's where the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation (our future PAR-Projects collaborators) stepped in. As fate would have it, Fireside Pizza was looking to expand their on-site catering operation as one of WHRF's most recent rehabilitation projects — the oldest standing firehouse in Cincinnati USA — was nearing completion ...so please take three minutes to enjoy the video they've put together about this particular piece of historic architecture...
Fired Up: The Restoration of a Walnut Hills Landmark from Walnut Hills Redevelopment on Vimeo.
As we continue to look forward to working with Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation in 2015, we hope you'll take a moment to like their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter and/or join their email list.
But if you don't feel like being bothered with more positive stories of success and redevelopment, we hope you'll at least take a moment to visit Fireside Pizza at 773 E McMillan Street in Cincinnati, OH. While we were there, we enjoyed a sausage and banana pepper pie with red sauce, as well as a Pesto Plus pizza with mushrooms.
You won't be disappointed!
...and thanks again to team Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. We're really looking forward to working with you in 2015. Let the good times roll...
Cheers to it all,