LEWISBURG — Dining rooms across the country continue to reopen, and one more is being added to that list: Valz Place in Lewisburg, who celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
The Italian concept restaurant was opened by co-owners Valerie Croft and Jim McKee in June.
Croft, who has worked in food service and been a Preble County resident for the last 30 years, worked with McKee at Sarah’s Pizza for last 25 years.
“She was going for an Italian concept because there’s nothing like that,” McKee said. “Something new for Lewisburg.”
Like with most other businesses, getting Valz Place open to the public has not been easy under the backdrop of a global pandemic.
Though the new restaurant has been serving food since June, they had originally planned to open in February or March, and November was the earliest they could find time for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Trying to get open was hard and then trying to get this going was hard,” Croft said. “Finally we were able to get this going. It’s just been a lot of challenges.”
The menu features pasta, pizza, wraps and subs, flatbreads and salad, among other options, and also offers dine-in service, delivery and a pick-up window for takeout orders.
Lewisburg Chamber of Commerce President Todd Appledorn said it brings variety to the community.
“We’ve been limited with our restaurants and this brings another footprint to Lewisburg,” he said.
Valz Place is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday though Saturday and closed on Sunday, located on W. Dayton Street right off of Main Street.
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