Kitchen Post Closes, Owner Says Pizza Shop Coming Next

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A little under two years after arriving in downtown Youngstown, The Kitchen Post has closed its doors, co-owner Ross Fowler said in a Facebook post.

“It has been a truly magical experience. The support I’ve received from my friends, family, and staff who’ve ultimately become friends and family, is something I can’t accurately describe but only hope one can experience,” he said in a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.

The Kitchen Post first opened in Struthers 5 1/2 years ago before relocating to the Erie Terminal building in downtown Youngstown. During its time downtown, the restaurant was named to Cleveland Scene’s 2019 list of “31 essential Ohio destination restaurants worth the trip” list for menu items including barbecue Brussels sprouts, ramen, tacos and burgers. The menu changed every 10 weeks.

In November, The Kitchen Post discontinued its lunch menu  – including the popular Taco Tuesday – but resumed them at the end of January. Recently, pizza specials were added to the menu.

Fowler said in the Facebook post that he’s found making pizza “the most gratifying thing I’ve ever done in my entire career.

“I’m gonna go ahead and do a lot more of those things,” he continued. “I hope to see you all at my pizza shop.”

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