In late July, the owner of the Mellow Mushroom in West Chester said that he was planning to open the restaurant on Labor Day. This week, Kevin Molony, who also owns the Mellow Mushroom in Wilder, Ky., confirmed that it will open as expected on Monday.
The Enquirer’s Shauna Steigerwald recently wrote about the new West Chester location on her “New in Town” blog on Cincinnati.com.
Like the Wilder location, the restaurant, 9238 Floer Drive (facing Union Center Blvd.) will serve handcrafted pizzas, hoagies, salads, calzones and appetizers, with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and chidren’s options, plus a full bar, with 24 craft beers on draft, a rotating bottled beer selection, wine and cocktails.
All of the locations feature artwork; the West Chester restaurant will pay homage to vintage-era theme parks with its art: A streetside fair Ferris wheel sign, tie dye awnings, chasing LED-illuminated roller coaster artwork, a vending cart hostess stand, a pizza cutter toss carnival game, a claw retail display and Zoltar fortune teller with a glowing crystal ball.There are private party sun rooms, and there’s a seasonal covered patio. Trivia nights, family nights, beer tastings and special events will be offered.
The location of the Mellow Mushroom itself is in the former Rafferty’s at 9238 Floer Drive, which is off Union Centre Boulevard.
The restaurant will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m Friday through Saturday.