On March 5, Cottage Inn Pizza will open at its new location on M‑99, previously the home of Silos Fun Park, according to Cottage Inn Pizza’s Facebook page.
The pizza shop will be temporarily closed beginning Sunday, Feb. 24 as it transitions to its new building.
The initial announcement of The Cottage Inn’s move recieved 505 shares and 370 likes on Facebook, encouraging owners Donna Olmstead and her husband Brad Olmstead to make the move.
“As this project draws to completion, we are so very excited to finally unveil the hand work and countless hours that have been put into this,” Donna Olmstead said. “Our community has been so wonderful in their support of this project. We are blown away by how huge this has been received.”
Cottage Inn Pizza purchased Silos Fun Park in August 2019 with plans to renovate and add on to the Silos. Construction to attach a building to Silos arcade began on Sept. 1, 2019, in addition to other renovations, such as new flooring and fresh paint.
With the new space, Donna Olmstead said she hopes to host birthday parties and large gatherings. She added that her staff plans on running all of Silos past attractions with the exception of the batting cages, which were damaged years back in a storm and no longer exist.
Most students have not experienced the activities at Silos, as it has been closed for a few years.
“I’ve always enjoyed Cottage Inn Pizza, and Silos Fun Park has always been closed during my time here,” Hillsdale College junior Julia Sayles said. “It should be a refreshing change to have something in that space.”
With the support of the community and anticipation of the big move, Donna Olmstead has nothing but gratitude to all that have made the move possible.
“We would like to thank Dave Cleveland for his tireless work on this; our kids for keeping the household running while we were constructing; and the County National Bank for this financial backing and seeing the need within our community for this endeavor,” Donna Olmstead said. “Please keep praying for a successful opening.”