By Lucy Berry, 

Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza is the latest tenant to open at Campus No. 805 at the former Stone Middle School in Huntsville.

The food truck launched its first brick-and-mortar spot last week during a soft opening at the new 10,000-square-foot Yellowhammer Brewing facility off Governors Drive. Stan Stinson, who founded the business with Tina Ford about two years ago, said the response has been fantastic so far.

“Our existing customers have been excited about the calzones, sandwiches and salads that we have added to the menu,” he said. “New customers are happy to find a fast lunch and dinner alternative right next to Yellowhammer Brewery.”

The new Earth and Stone menu highlights local products from Piper & Leaf, Mason Dixon Bakery and Humble Heart Farms. Stinson said Piper & Leaf’s Smoky Twilight tea created for the restaurant has been popular with guests.

Earth and Stone is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Stinson and Ford will expand days of operation after the Yellowhammer grand opening, which hasn’t been announced.

Ethan Couch, general manager and co-founder of Yellowhammer, said they are waiting to hear back from the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board before setting an opening date for the brewhouse, bier garten and taproom.

Trent Willis, spokesman for Campus No. 805, said Lone Goose Saloon will release a construction update and new logo from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at its current location on 108 Cleveland Ave. N.W. Earth and Stone will provide pizza and King’s Haze will play live music during the event.

“(Lone Goose is) on schedule to finish construction by the end of the year,” Willis said. Click here to RSVP to the Lone Goose event.

Campus No. 805 will also be home to Bubba’s Silver Spoon Catering, Stone Event Rental, Dough’s Nuts Bakery, Sweet Liberty BYO Homebrew Supplies and Ronnie Raygun’s Arcade. A new 16,000-square-foot retail building will operate at Clinton Avenue and Lowery Street on the east end of the site.

Willis said residents should expect more Campus No. 805 tenant announcements in the very near future.

Straight to Ale is in the process of building a 40,000-square-foot brewery and taproom at the property. The project will double Straight to Ale’s workforce and triple its production capacity.

“We are working hard to get our spot at Campus 805 ready and are still shooting for a late March/early April opening,” said Straight to Ale co-founder Dan Perry. “There is a lot to be done between now and then.”

(December 8, 2015)