Open Fire

Open Fire Wood Burning Pizza

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Open Fire Wood Burning Pizza 39.054965, -94.590459 Events & Updates

Address:

 3951 Broadway St Kansas City, MO 64111

Contact:

 (816) 605-1644

Hours:

 Tue – Thu:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 Fri:
11:00 am – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
 Sat:
11:00 am – 12:00 am
 Sun:
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Website:

www.openfirepizza.org

Words cannot express exactly how I feel today but for those of you within the community, friends, and family that have followed our journey, believed in what we have been working so hard for and our mission for this community, let me start by saying Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

Tonight will be our last night at Open Fire and then we will be closing our doors on the restaurant. We will continue what we started in the back with the Art Closet Studios, hopefully this will renew our drive for the arts and our community.

As much as this was the hardest decision of my life, I feel truly humbled to have been given the opportunity in the first place. I realize that this type of thing doesn't come everyday and that this was a gamble, but a risk I believed in, so I wouldn't change a thing about it.

We started with $100 in the drawer, put up a hell of a fight and survived longer than a lot of startup restaurants would. I account all of this to the blood, sweat and tears that so many of my friends and staff have dedicated to our vision, having passionately stood by my side for better or for worse.

The last 2 years have been amazing and stressful, and for now I'm really hoping to regain some of my personal life, I know that there is a reason that things like this happen, I would like to think that there is a little boy, a dog and my loving wife that need my attention now.

I would like to especially thank Dr. Awad and Merdad for believing in us from the go; these guys are truly two of the most generous individuals I have ever met and supporters of our efforts. I would also like to thank my dad for helping me keep my head on straight through it all, and my wife for putting up with me.

Tonight we will be doing our last Open Fire Open Mic if your in the area please come down and have a drink with us we still have a lot of beer and wine that after tomorrow we can't do anything with, so tonight we will be doing buy one get one special on everything left.

-Again this has truly been a great life experience for me and I walk away feeling fortunate for everything and everyone involved-

Thank You
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Matt HollowayMan this Eric Schuler guy is quite resentful. I'm pretty sure that's what employees do, run someone elses business....isn't that the point? There are lots of business owners that don't do anything at all besides rake in the cash, pretty sure that's not what was going on here. No wonder you wanted out being around people like that

3 years ago   ·  4
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Matt HollowayWell this doesn't come from a lack of effort, you did everything you could. Some things are just out of your control. I am sad to see it not work but happy for your next adventure

3 years ago   ·  3
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Caitlin Wright SawyersI agree with Matt H. Wish Cody and I could have had the chance to come in and eat...I was just thinking about your place today. Can't wait to hear about your next great venture :)

3 years ago   ·  1
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Matt MabreyThanks for being a rad place.

3 years ago   ·  1
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Neelima Parasker😪

3 years ago
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Matt HollowayWhy are you so mad about it? Don't have a floor to sleep on anymore? I really don't think anyone cares about your stupid opinions

3 years ago
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Erin DodsonThank You Mike and Open Fire Wood Burning Pizza for everything you've done for us and the gallery, it would not be possible without your help and generous spirit!

3 years ago
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Chris DionneBest of luck to you in your future endeavors.

3 years ago
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Chris DionneI contemplated driving down there from St Joe last night to enjoy some awesome pizza and arcade games... Very sad I didn't...

3 years ago
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Stacey Estes JuveSad to hear. As one door closes, another will open. Good luck Mike.

3 years ago
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Amanda SmithSo sad I only got to come in once!! But the Gatherer and Shepherd's Pie pizzas that we had were out of this world!! Best of luck to you and the rest of the staff!

3 years ago
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Cathy BaroshSo very proud of you ,you certainly gave it your all,GREAT MAN!!!

3 years ago
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Austyn AndersonThis is sad 😢 place is awesome very proud of u !!

3 years ago
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Eric Schuleroh i understand to the fullest what it takes to run a business. if mike didnt know what the fuck he was doing, he should of let someone else do it. over the past 8 months you could see the lack of interest this so called "silent partner" had for HIS own company. maybe thats just it he was silent in time of a strong leader. times when i it really counted. lets say maybe like every fucking sunday when boss man is out on the lake, or maybe closing everyday between 3-6(so stupid). to me that sounds like someone who doent know what the fuck there doing or at lease doesnt care. oh well fuck it its done now. and you better believe if you wanna take all the credit, your def the only person to blame for the lack of success!!

3 years ago
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Eric Schulerso very sad to here that, but we all know there could of been so much more you could of done if you truly wanted it as bad as the people who worked there(you know the people who actually ran OFP). im happy for you Mike that u finally realized your heart was not in it as much as u like to say. ill give it to you, your def one of the coolest, most creative guys iv ever met but u relied on other people to much to run YOUR business. i wish u the best with ACS. hopefully you'll realize now that you just might have to put forth just a lil more of your time for you to take full credit like u always do. good luck letting 16 year old D.I.Y kids run your spot for u like always. i deep down truly think there was so much more you could of done, im sorry if u take this the wrong way but me of all people know what really went on behind close doors. maybe someday you can open up another pizza joint, but do me a fav and call it " Mike Morenos" pizza this time. cause that what it really was anyway. ZERO community based ANYTHING and u fucking know it! cause dude your not fooling anyone these days. good luck with the fam and everything else you do im sure youll be successful regardless

3 years ago
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Come try the new California Burger pizza this delight comes with ground beef, tomatoe, green onion, and spinach topped with Balsemic vin, and Mozz/ Provo blend I'll even through in a beer of your choice what the hell it's Friday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Newman ReinhartHow much?

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Open Fire Wood Burning Pizza added an event.

Presenting 1st and 3rd Wednesdays OPEN MIC NIGHT at Open Fire Wood Burning Pizza!!
oh and by the way...
$1 BEERS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS!!
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Open Mic night will continue on the

1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAYS OF EACH MONTH

We got the DRUMS we got the GUITARS we got the AMPS and of course... we have the MICS!
The only thing we need is YOU!!

So come on down! And feel free to bring an instrument, (and trust me, the weirder/less common/more bizarre the instrument, the better) get on stage, and enjoy some pizza and beer!
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Wondering what you're going to do on this humid and stormy Sunday? Come into Open Fire Pizza and grab a pie. You could either order one of our weekly specials, or take advantage of our $10 Special; 12" One Topping Pizza and a beer
Hope to see you soon ;)
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Kickin off the day right we have 2nd Saturday Art Market today and we a new menu to rock out! Stoked! We're going with a new angle so from here on out our Chef's are creating 5 new Specialty Pies every week! This week we have The Hunter or The Gatherer,
The Meat Lovers, The Cow Boy, The Fajita, & The Eggplant Parm. This week it's 6 congratulations! We're going to keep with our Happy Hour Specials every day! Yay!
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