The wait is over! Pizza 216 reopens downtown after months of construction

Posted: 1:36 PM, Jan 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-12 18:23:15Z

The wait is over for Clevelanders to get their hands on some delicious thin crust pizza. 

Pizza 216 reopened Monday after months of construction.

The restaurant had to closed down because of an unfortunate, unforeseen event that caused some headaches and a lot of rebuilding along the way.

Brad Wisecinski, co-owner of Pizza 216 said back on July 5, he and his staff came into the restaurant after a holiday weekend to find a large part of the ceiling plaster collapsed onto the floor.

"Based off of what we were told, the ceiling had excess moisture which caused a weak spot," Wisecinski said. "We thought it would be a quick repair but as we did some repairs, we wanted to replace the entire ceiling to make sure this doesn't happen again."

Photo: Damage caused by ceiling collapsed.

What made matters worse was the spot where the ceiling plaster landed—a moment that wasn't too funny at the time.

"The plaster fell directly on the beer taps so beer was just pouring out everywhere," Wisecinski said.

After reconstructing the ceiling— around 3,000 square feet— and doing other minor, back of the house renovations to space, the chefs at Pizza 216 are ready to make their signature pizzas again for hungry Clevelanders.

Where to find them: Pizza 216—401 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114