15 North, the new brick-oven pizza place at the corner of Fort Thomas and Highland avenues, got the centerpiece of their restaurant today, the brick-oven. The 4,600 pound oven is going to be on the second floor in the center of the dining room, which has been opened completely up. It's going to sit adjacent to a new bar up there as well.
The oven made the trek all the way from Washington state.
Owner, Ed Gossman, has been working tirelessly on the restaurant, which he hopes to have open before the end of this year. Ashli Slawter, the architect on the project, was there to document to process. Her plans have 15 North on the right track and I can't wait to see the final project.
If I can editorialize for a moment - Ed has worked his tail off to get 15 North heading in the right direction. If you've driven by the restaurant, there's no doubt you have seen Ed there, probably t-shirt drenched in sweat, doing whatever needs to be done. He's going to be a great steward for this address and will help the aesthetics and business community as a whole.
I've worked with a lot of business owner in Northern Kentucky and the successful ones have a "get it" quality. Ed Gossman has that. I believe 15 North will finally be the restaurant that makes it at that location.
|The second floor is now an open floor plan. This hole was opened up to fit the brick oven into 15 North.|
|The architects, Ashli and Emma|
|Owner, Ed Gossman and Ashli Slawter, measuring the space.|
|Architects, Ashli and Emma|
|Aaaaaaand…. it fits!|