Oak & Stone expanding into St. Petersburg

Oak & Stone is expanding its innovative craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare concept over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge in early 2018.

The newest location will seat 300 diners and reside in downtown St. Petersburg at 199 Central Ave.

“We’re excited about every facet of development in St. Pete,” Oak & Stone partner Joe Seidensticker said. “We think the market is right, the opportunity is right, and the city will embrace what we have to offer.”

Building on the success of the original Oak & Stone, the St. Pete location will feature a 6,000-square-foot restaurant and a 3,000-square-foot outdoor deck with tables, couches and fire pits for a casual vibe.

In addition to its handcrafted wood-fired pizzas, the newly created menu boasts an outstanding offering of house-made burgers, sandwiches, soups, entrees and salads using the freshest ingredients.

Oak & Stone’s flagship location, at 5405 University Parkway, opened in 2016.

Mike Garbett: 941-745-7011; @MGarbett52