Halo cafe owner and chef Geoff Chewning has long been a vocal advocate for his MUSC neighborhood. For his latest project, he sticks to the streets he knows well with an expansion barely one block away.
Nimbo Pizza will slot into the ground floor of the completely overhauled, 4,003-square-foot building at 161 Rutledge Ave., a short walk down Doughty Street from Chewning’s eight-year-old casual cafe and upstairs bar.
Offering few hints of what to expect, Nimbo has recently been hiring experienced pizza workers accustomed to “fresh made dough” and “house made sauces.” Prospective employees were advised “lunch will be busiest time of day.” The restaurant plans to focus on a personal sized pizzas, salads, and sandwiches.
Halo already successfully offers choices such as apple almond, Thai, and spinach salads, plus grilled mahi, a green tomato BLT, and the “Sassy Reuben” on its own sandwich menu. Chewning is no stranger to working around dough, creating Halo’s fresh pretzel rolls daily.
A debut date for Nimbo Pizza is promised to be “coming soon.”
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