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.