by Cathy Volter
After 8 years of business, Buona Vita Pizzeria’s Dayton location is redesigning it’s business model. BV, as it is affectionately known by it’s loyal customer base, began its small business dream in a small building in the 500 block of Sixth Avenue. Within two years it located to the current location at Sixth and McKinney Streets, where they operated an authentic Italian dining experience.
Brothers, Joseph and Matthew Frommeyer, quickly became good neighbors to the community that they served. They have donated and sponsored several organizations within Dayton, to name a few, Dayton Youth Football and Basketball, Dayton Independent Schools Chess Club, Students of Month, and Music Programs.
Sunday, November 27, was the last evening that BV was open to public dining. It was quite a melancholy evening, for those who came out to celebrate at a “thanks for the memories” gathering. Memories of family outings, hot nights on the patio, Friday night friend gatherings, election night headquarters, birthday celebrations, Halloween and Christmas musical dinners, as well as making new friendships, were shared.
Dayton BV’s new venture will be an Event and Catering Center. Brian Merman will be the manager. Catering will be available for pickup, as well as delivery. The event center can be booked for events such as weddings, reunions, holiday parties, etc. There will also be events available via their website, www.buonavitapizzeria.com , such as wine pairings, 7 course dinners, wine and canvas painting, that you sign up for online. Be sure to like their sight on Facebook and website page to be notified of available offerings.
Best wishes to the Frommeyer brothers in their newest business venture. If any customers need the trademark Joseph hug that you will only receive at BV, I’m sure he offers it at their Buona Vita restaurant located at 2513 Ritchie St., Crescent Spring, KY.
Thanks for the memories!