Chesterfield restaurateur launches Piehole, an Ashland beer and pizza joint

Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 11:53:08-04

ASHLAND, Va. — The founder of two beer-centric restaurants in Chesterfield County is planning to introduce her newest concept in downtown Ashland.

Karen Verdisco, who owns Brew Gastropub locations in Chester and Midlothian, is set to open Pie Hole in about 2,000 square feet of space at 314 England St. by November.

Pie Hole would be the restaurant group’s first venture in Ashland, replacing the former Glass America business that once occupied the space.

The restaurant will serve wood-fired pizzas and salads, Verdisco said.

“This is our venture into pizza with our family’s recipe,” she said.

Similar to the Brew locations that opened in 2013 and 2014, Pie Hole is also set to have 20 to 25 beer and wine selections on the tap, along with cocktails and growler fills.

“We tend to dedicate taps to local brewers, and this location will be no different,” Verdisco said. “We’re really going to make it a great selection.”

Verdisco said she was drawn to the “quaint charm” of Ashland, calling the town nicknamed the Center of the Universe an ideal place for her latest venture.

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