Hundred Wood reclaims part of Point Park's Downtown Pittsburgh campus
Having worked Downtown for years, Denny and Melody Scott know what people are looking for when it comes to quick, quality food served in a comfortable environment.
Their new venture, Hundred Wood, named for its address on the Point Park University grounds, is expected to open Sept. 8.
“I'm a big cheerleader for Downtown, and Point Park has been the most influential player as far as development,” Denny Scott says. “Their reach is so vast. They have 4,000 students here every day. We're thinking about how we can tap into that.”
The Scotts owned Market St. Deli Co. & Asiago Express at the PPG Place food court for 18 years. It closed its doors after their lease was not renewed in May.
A nod to their former spot hangs in the new space — a sign with the Market St. logo is there as a reminder of their previous home. Everything else in the space is new — kind of. The bar, tables and chairs are all made of reclaimed barn lumber, creating a mix of modern and rustic appeal in the comfortable dining area.
Seating is in the form of high-top and lower tables, a row of seats overlooking the open kitchen and at the bar. Edison bulbs dangle overhead, and old black-and-white photos depict images of Wood Street's rich past.
The recycled furniture is just part of the Scotts' efforts to make Hundred Wood as green as possible. In addition, glassware and beer bottles are replaced with stainless-steel pints and cans.
The couple works primarily with local farmers and distilleries. The cocktail program is built around Wigle Whiskey, Maggie's Farm Rum, Boyd & Blair vodka and other local distillers. Hundred Wood will have 12 craft beers on tap.
But kegs won't be limited to brews. The restaurant will offer a variety of wines on draft — red and white. Denny Scott says each keg holds 26 bottles, limits waste and doesn't alter the taste.
“It's fresh from the first glass to the last,” he says.
Located in the space formerly occupied by Osteria 100, Hundred Wood will feature take-out and dine-in service, with outdoor grilling and patio seating when weather permits. Diners will be able to choose from an array of American classics like wings, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, mac and cheese and fresh-cut fries.
The goal, Scott says, is to offer “good food fast.”
Point Park owns the building, part of the Academic Village development, a campus expansion project that includes an urban park and green buildings throughout the school's Downtown location.
Denny Scott says Hundred Wood plans on hosting events like university functions and student concerts.
University leaders saw the Scotts' vision for Hundred Wood as an ideal addition to the campus plan.
“The Scotts' hardworking commitment to their business, along with their energetic advocacy for Downtown, makes them a great match to our campus community,” says Point Park University president Paul Hennigan.
Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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