The scent of pizza is an aroma most people could describe with their eyes closed; mozzarella melting, tomato sauce simmering and pepperoni sizzling.
Jeff Miller owner of the Courthouse Pizzeria on Medina’s Historic Public Square intends to permeate the Square with the compelling smell of pizza.
Jeff believes the Square is missing something; pizza. Jeff has thirty years in food service, eight of those at Damon’s. He wants to bring his own craft pizza sauce and dough to Medina. Jeff will locally source many of the ingredients for his New York style pizza from local Farm Markets. I anticipate Jeff will keep our local farmers busy with the 120 pizza’s he plans on serving daily by the slice or a whole pie.
The former Whitey’s Army & Navy store is being restored and renewed to make way for a mammoth pizza oven, stainless steel walls and a gigantic P660 dough mixer from Dayton. A vintage brick wall is being unexposed and will feature black & white photos of vendors, our historic Square, and horse and buggy pictures. Old school lockers will adorn another wall for employees to use.
Jeff wants the Pzzeria to have a ‘communal atmosphere’ and plans on giving back to the community by raising funds to help our local nonprofits. The pizzeria will have 38 seats inside with high-tops looking out onto the Square and a few cast-iron two-tops on W. Liberty St.
Jeff’s excitement for his hometown of Medina and the Courthouse pizzeria is contagious. His pizza recipes have been handed down from one generation to the next dating back to a small town in the Italian countryside. The recipes have been modified adding a touch of New York but keeping the Ohio influence. Jeff has set goals that made me weary just listening; a second Pizzeria in six months and thirty more within 10 years. Look for the captivating aroma of pizza on the Square in late June!
Courthouse Pizzeria – 2 Public Square Medina, Ohio 44256