Sunrise Inn Razes Building to Make Way for Expansion

WARREN, Ohio — The Sunrise Inn, 510 E. Market St., today began demolishing an abandoned and condemned building next door to its restaurant. When complete, the lot will be used for construction of an outdoor patio attached to the restaurant, reports Ken Haidaris, co-owner.

“This will be an exciting new addition to allow our patrons to enjoy food, drink, and music outside,” Haidaris says.

The new patio will include dining tables, fire pits, an outdoor bar, BBQ pit, lounge area, fountain, bocce court, and stage for entertainment, Haidaris notes. And it will have heaters to extend use into the colder months.

Don Walters Construction Co. is handling the demolition and excavation of the vacant building at 528 and 540 East Market St., according to a news release announcing the restaurant’s planned expansion.

The Sunrise Inn was established in 1929. After World War II, “when soldiers returning from Italy brought a taste for pizza back home with them,” the restaurant’s website states, Tom and Angelo Haidaris expanded the menu and became the city’s first pizza shop.

Today it is co-owned by Ken and Dino Haidaris.

Pictured: Demolition begins at the vacant building adjacent to the Sunrise Inn in downtown Warren.

SOURCE: Sunrise Inn.

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