Monday, June 25, 2018

Columbia to get pizza restaurant/brew pub at old firehouse

The former firehouse at 27-29 N. 4th Street

After months of apparent dormancy, a firehouse restaurant/brew pub project is in the offing for Columbia after all. Columbia Spy has obtained information indicating that plans for a pizza restaurant/brew pub are currently underway for the former Keystone Firehouse at 27-29 North Fourth Street. Tentatively named “The 1898 Firehouse,” the 3,000 square-foot establishment will feature a dining area with 11 tables, a pizza station with a pizza oven and 6-seat counter, and a brewing area with 8-seat bar.

At its June meeting, Columbia's Historical Architectural Review Board approved alterations to the building for changes to the existing garage door. Restaurant signage was also discussed.

The lease agreement for the property is with Toss Dough LLC, a Marietta-based limited-liability company organized last year by Stacey Vonstein. Shawn and Lisa Loucks are listed as owners.

According to real estate company Bennett Williams, the 1898 building has a total of 9,000 square feet, with a 3,000-foot 3-bedroom loft apartment on the second floor.

The building previously housed the Keystone Fire Company (formerly Keystone Hook & Ladder) until 2000, when it merged with the Vigilant and Shawnee Fire companies to form the Columbia Consolidated Fire Department, now defunct.

The firehouse as it appeared in bygone days


  1. I think this is great, i also think that this is one of the coolest old buildings in columbia, i also really like the idea of brick oven pizza in columbia,

  2. Id be willing to bet the property on 4th and locust, becomes a parking lot next! And it should be free parking to.. not to tennants but to people that want to visit stores

    1. $70,000 paid by tax payers for the empty lot

  3. This does sound great he is asking for no money right?

  4. great hope him the best ,

  5. Tear down the CEDC Columbia Hotel buildings and make a parking garage connected all the way to Walnut. Can't save them all !!

  6. CEDC is Worthless