New pizza place opens on Walnut Street

| June 11, 2015

COSHOCTON – When Mike Mathew heard how bad the economy was in his hometown area he decided to do what he could to make a difference.

Mathew was raised in Dresden and came back to the area last summer after living in Florida for a while. Since then he has opened five businesses in Dresden that created at least 36 full-time positions for people. One of those businesses is Lewy’s Pizzeria, which recently expanded to Coshocton.

“Pizza is fun to me, plus I know the model and what works,” Mathew said. “A lot of people would be scared to come to a town with so many pizza places already, but I see it as others already doing the work for me. You always see a Lowe’s where a Home Depot is or a CVS around another pharmacy.”

Lewy’s is known for its fresh dough and sauces that are made at the stores, its house dressing, breadsticks and subs, that are made out of fresh flat bread.

“We infuse our breads with flavoring so you can taste the flavor of your sub in the bread,” Mathew said. “With everything we also try to use as many locally grown products as possible.”

Lewy’s also delivers free in the city and for an extra $5 fee will deliver to county residents who have a large enough order.

So far some of the best sellers have been the gourmet pizzas and subs.

“Our Philly Cheese Steak has premium seared meat and the breakfast pizza is just like an omelet right on top of your pizza,” Mathew said. “Our PBJ also is pretty popular.”

He already is looking into opening a second location in Coshocton plus several in Newark and Zanesville all by Jan. 1, 2016. Mathew also is happy to report that he is still hiring at the current Coshocton pizzeria.

“Based on sales we need six times the staff we have right now,” he said.

Applications can be picked up at the local Lewy’s, which is located at 1146 Walnut St. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 740-622-5399 or visit, where you also can view a menu.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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