Home Run Inn announced the grand re-opening of its historic, original location at 4254 W. 31st Street in the Little Village area of Chicago’s South Side on Monday, October 28.
The new neighborhood restaurant was rebuilt right next door to the original 1947 building, where Nick Perrino and Mary Grittani, father and grandmother of the late founder and leader, Joe Perrino, first served pizza in the Home Run Inn tavern in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood.
The 31st Street location will seat up to 225 people, including bar seating with 25 tables and nine booths in the dining room and feature the Tiffany Lamps that adorned the original location. The restaurant will have 24 drink taps, highlighting two root beers, Long Island and Georgia peach taps, along with 18 beer handles, including craft beer. Delivery service will also be available.
In honor of late CEO, Joe Perrino and his wishes to continually give back to the community where Home Runn Inn first started, the family teamed up with Kimbal Musk’s foundation Big Green Chicago to build a learning garden for the Little Village high school students, where they can learn about healthy food through hands-on teaching experiences.
“We are excited to deepen our roots in the community and continue our family legacy,” said Home Run Inn CEO Dan Costello.
In addition to its brick and mortar growth, Home Run Inn’s frozen pizza is also now the only independent, family-owned company ranked in the top 10 frozen pizzas in the nation, according to 2019 Nielsen data.
The original pizza recipe is recognized for its flavor and hand-pinched, buttery, flaky crust topped with only all-natural and premium ingredients. Fan-favorite specialty pizzas include The Spicy Nicky with sausage, mushrooms, jalapeño and onion, Double Pepperoni and Chicago’s Best with sausage, pepperoni and smoked bacon.
Home Run Inn 31st Street will be open Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The 31st Street location can be reached at 773-247-9696.