Black Sheep Burritos and Brews opened the doors at its new downtown location Thursday in Pullman Square.
Established in 2011, Black Sheep has become an icon in the Huntington food scene by offering affordable fusion cuisine and craft beers to a discerning clientele. Black Sheep became a student and faculty favorite at its original location across from Marshall University at the corner of Hal Greer Boulevard and Third Avenue.
The campus location closed on December 5, 2017 and immediately re-opened almost the next day at its Pullman Square location. You can find Black Sheep in the spot of the former Uno’s Pizzeria (279 Ninth Street), which is notable in the Huntington skyline for its rooftop water tower. The water tower is now emblazoned with the Black Sheep logo.
Having locations in both Huntington and Charleston, owner Patrick Guthrie told the Herald-Dispatch last summer that the Huntington move would allow Black Sheep to offer more seating for its patrons, as well as a stage for live music and stand-up comedy performances.
Just hours away from opening its new location, a crew of laborers were pushing themselves for last minute touches before welcoming customers, quickly cutting wood and measuring tables for levelness. Behind the bar, staff members worked to make sure kegs were pumping properly; and in another section, waiters were setting tables with menus and hot sauce.
Noted local design firm Ackenpucky handled the remodeling to create what they call a “fun” atmosphere. Based out of Huntington’s West End, Ackenpucky has handled the interior and exterior designs for several of downtown Huntington’s most recognizable restaurants including Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar, The Peddler, and Bahnhof WVrsthaus & Biergarten.
For its grand opening at Pullman Square, the main stage in the all new Black Sheep showroom featured music from Big Rock and The Candyass Mountain Boys who brought the house down with their trademark hillbilly/folk sound. .
Read more about Black Sheep’s impact on local comedy HERE.