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Opening of Downtown Pizza Place Delayed

Issues with sewers have pushed back the opening of Firehouse Pizza & Pub.

The owner of Firehouse Pizza & Pub said this week he’s now shooting for a March opening for the spot that will occupy the village-owned building at 65 W. Washington St.

The restaurant was originally slated to open late last year, but Billy Lumino said problems with the sewer system around the building have caused some delays. Tradesmen are working this week to finish the interior work on the building, which received exterior rehabbing last year.

“We’re hoping for a soft-opening around March 1,” Lumino said. “We’ve got five different trades in there this week, and we’re making a lot of progress.”

Lumino said he and his partner and cousin, Dominic Fecarotta, also are in the process of hiring employees and hope to bring on 15 to 20 workers.

Oswego trustees approved a lease with an option to buy for the village-owned building. The board also approved a loan of $130,000 for the restaurant’s owners from the village’s revolving loan fund at a rate of 3 percent over 10 years.

The restaurant will have a firehouse theme and serve New York-style pizza. The cousins also have plans to host local fundraisers once the business is established. 

Find out more about the business on its Facebook page.

Dovie February 01, 2012 at 01:23 PM
NY style pizza! Bing bang boom! I was wondering when this might happen. Great addition to Oswego! I am excited!
Kim Petry February 01, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Dovie & her Bing bang boom!!! Lol (I only know 1 Dovie!! Hi girl! Were gonna have to try this place out together!! Maybe my daughter could work there!!!
Colleen February 02, 2012 at 01:41 AM
They handed out 50 percent off coupons during Oswego Christmas walk that expire this month. What is their plan for potential customers that have these???
Firehouse Pizza and Pub February 08, 2012 at 10:20 PM
We are very excited too!! We can't wait until we are open and have the opportunity to serve all of the Oswego residents. To apply you can have your daughter email her resume to firehousepizzaandpub@gmail.com In regards to the coupons we will honor the coupon until July 1st 2012, we apologize for the inconvenience!!
Carolyn July 08, 2012 at 03:52 PM
What happened? We were very excited about having a new restaurant in downtown Oswego but every time we drive by it it looks like not much progress is being made. Are you still planning on opening?

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