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Thursday, November 17, 2016

15 North Pizza Announces Closure on November 29

15 North Pizza. FTM file. 
15 North has announced their closure.

After purchasing the building and renovating the space to bring a new concept to Fort Thomas, 15 North opened on May 13, 2015.

RELATED: 15 North Opens (Pictures)

The restaurant published the following statement on their Facebook page this morning.

15 North is closing permanently on Tuesday, 29 November.  We look forward to continuing to serve the community members and residents, however, our children and family time continue to be our priority.  Please come by and bid farewell to our staff and family. We have planned events posted on Facebook for November and we look forward to seeing you at 15 North.  We will honor any paid vouchers (e.g., gift certificates and Internet purchased coupons) until 29 November.  No BOGO coupons please.  We will be open for dinner service only.

Online reviews were good.

4.7 out of 5 stars on Facebook.
4 out of 5 stars on Google.
3.8 out of 5 stars on Yelp.

Food critic, Polly Campbell, gave the restaurant 3 out of 5 stars, and wrote the following in July of 2015.

"Fort Thomas is such a pretty town that if I lived there, I'd be reluctant to go to dinner somewhere else. But the Northern Kentucky town has had a hard time keeping restaurants. The ones that survive are the very casual sort. I suppose that's because outsiders don't wander in: the area isn't far from Downtown, but isn't on the way anywhere else.

The neighborhood has a chance right now to give a new restaurant, 15 North, some support, and it serves pizza good enough to attract outsiders, too."

For now, a cornerstone property in Fort Thomas' Central Business District will be permanently closed on November 29. Warner's Restaurant, Pergola, Mio's and now 15 North have all opened and now closed in the same location.


Editor's Note: This is a sad day for Fort Thomas and in particularly for the owners of the business. Let us please be mindful that they invested their time and money in our community and took a risk. Not an easy thing to do.

It did not work out, but they are our community members and friends, so please be respectful through your comments.

I believe it's a standup move for them to announce their closure to allow their employees ample opportunities to find employment.

We, as a community, have an opportunity to say goodbye to them properly. So please, go buy a pizza, a salad, a beer, before they close their doors forever.

A good opportunity would be at this beer and pizza pairing dinner. You can buy tickets here. 

- Mark 


  1. This is a real bummer! It was so great having this place in town. Solid food and drink, friendly service, etc. It's a shame it didn't work out for the long haul. Best of luck to the owners...

  2. This makes me so very sad!! We have nothing but good things to say about this place. Ed and Lori are such a wonderful couple and they worked so hard to make their business successful. They have always been so kind and accomodating. I am sure it was a tough decision. Owning and running a restaurant is a very tough business, especially for a family with small children. It is all consuming and can be exhausting as well as rewarding. We will for certain be up to see them and bid the restaurant farewell. I wish them nothing but the best and I hope they remain in our community, and I truly hope this community will support them and let them know that we do care about them.

  3. Lori and Ed,

    Sad to see the business closing. It has been a pleasure getting to know you over the last year and visiting for dinner or drinking my favorite bottle of wine.