Mayor Robin Oda and the City of Troy congratulate Old Scratch Pizza as they closed yesterday on 19 East Race Street, the former home of Fire Station 11.
The property went on the market over the summer, when Troy Fire moved its Station 11 operations to the new fire station at 110 East Canal Street. The new owners of 19 East Race Street purchased the property for $500,000. These funds will go into the City’s general fund.
Old Scratch Pizza plans to renovate the former station to create a fourth location offering “world-class pizza, creative wood-fired vegetables, and a large selection of regional craft beers.” Founded in 2016, Old Scratch Pizza has restaurants in downtown Dayton and Centerville, with a third set to open in Beavercreek. Troy’s location is targeted to open in the early summer of 2023.
Mayor Robin Oda said, “We’re so excited to see this type of innovative reuse in Troy. While the Fire Department staff and technology have outgrown the East Race location, the 1966 building is structurally sound. The City looks forward to welcoming Old Scratch and to seeing more development on the east side of downtown.”
“The Troy location is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Eric Soller, who, along with his wife, Stephanie, founded Old Scratch Pizza in 2016. “Based on outreach and feedback from guests in the area, we think there is a lot of potential for this location. I worked in Troy for over 10 years when I was with Hobart, and I am a big fan of the town. Repurposing a building as unique as the fire station is a really exciting opportunity for us.”