COhatch restaurant to preview their food Friday

A new restaurant planning to open in COhatch The Market this month is hosting a preview event on Friday.

Crust & Company will allow residents to preview their food, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Salato Deli, 40 N. Fountain Ave. in Springfield.

They will serve their Roman-style pizza topped with San Marzano style tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, arugula and Italian meats and cheeses.

Customizable signature pizzas, cocktails, beer and wine will also be available.

“The pizza crust is made with an aged dough using imported flour and olive oil and is thicker and crispier than the Neapolitan style,” Crust & Company said in a Facebook post.

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Crust & Company will be the third European-style eatery in the area opened by Dan and Lisa Freeman in less than two years.

The Springfield couple owns Le Torte Dolci Bakery and Salato Deli on North Fountain Avenue.

All three businesses offer food based on their travels to Italy and other countries like France and Switzerland.

“We combined our love of travel with the ways Europeans handle food and with the passion for creating food,” Lisa Freeman said.

When Crust & Company opens in COhatch The Market, they will serve baked bread in the morning and fresh pizza for lunch and dinner.

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The couple said they hope to bake up to several hundred loaves of bread a day, depending on customer demand. Breads offered will include traditional baguettes, sourdough and other specialty breads.

COhatch, a Columbus-based company offering a variety of co-working options, private offices, event space, and restaurants, is going into the historic Myers Market building at 101 S. Fountain Ave.

Crust & Company will be one of six vendors featured in the market portion of the building that includes Cork + Board, Fresh Abilities, Ironworks Waffle Cafe, North High Brewing, and The Painted Pepper.

For more information, search for Crust & Company on Facebook.

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