After announcing earlier this month he would have to close his flagship restaurant, chef Christian Gill says Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey in Pendleton is getting a second chance.
In a Facebook post, Gill writes: “The outpouring of love and support from the community has been overwhelming and we are taking another shot to save the biscuits that Christian and PJ worked so hard to bring to downtown Cincinnati.”
Earlier in January, Gill said he was going to have to shutter Boomtown’s Pendleton restaurant due to fallout from the pandemic and “all of the surrounding circumstances that have plagued the industry over the last two years.” (There is a second Boomtown location in Union, Kentucky.)
Now, he says he’s looking to implement a crowdfunding formula to support Boomtown and to let the public own shares in the eatery.
The news comes just after the one-year anniversary of Boomtown proprietor PJ Neumann’s death, whom Gill mentions in his post. Previously, Gill called Boomtown “PJ’s dream come to fruition,” and said in his post, “With the anniversary of PJ’s passing, we knew we had to come up with something to try and keep the gold in Pendleton.”
“We are grateful to have this chance to risk it for the biscuit and provide 24k service for Biscuit Brunch in downtown Cincinnati,” he added.
The restaurant will be adjusting its hours for now, reopening Jan. 27 and starting daily service Jan. 31. Hours will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Gill says there will also be more events coming up at the eatery.
1201 Broadway St., Pendleton, boomtownbiscuitsandwhiskey.com.
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