Cleveland State University, Rascal House partner to relocate landmark pizzeria to modern facility

Rascal House to occupy renovated Union Bldg.

CLEVELAND - Cleveland State University and Rascal House Pizza have partnered, a move that will relocate the CSU landmark restaurant to a newly renovated facility on CSU's campus, while providing additional space for the University to build its new Center for Health Innovation.  

Rascal House will move to the Union Building, located at 1836 Euclid Ave., where an $18 million renovation project was recently completed to the historic building.

There, the restaurant will substantially upgrade its facilities and equipment for better service and efficiency, said Rascal House CEO and founder Mike Frangos.

"This is a great opportunity to help the university expand and allow the restaurant to improve its operations," Frangos said in a news release. "We are excited to enter a new phase in our longstanding relationship with CSU and enhance our services to a growing campus community."

The new location, scheduled to open in early fall, will include state-of-the-art commercial equipment and new customer amenities aimed at students, such as power outlets for laptops and high-speed Wi-Fi. The building will also become the new corporate headquarters for the five-restaurant chain and catering business.        

The move also means relocating Peabody's Concert Club. Details of that move have not yet been finalized.

CSU's Center for Health Innovation is a $45 million project that will house many of the University's health profession programs, including Cleveland State's new partnership for Urban Health with the Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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