Brad and Misty Wiechring are Atascosa County locals that have made a mark on their community through their newly opened Urban Bricks franchise in Pleasanton. It was not just their love for brick oven pizza that motivated the them to open, but also their experience through their children’s sports teams.
The Wiechrings have three children that attend Pleasanton ISD, and they are all very active in the sporting realm. Misty explained that they had heard through word of mouth that people seemed to want a place in Atascosa County where we could bring teams after games or practices to hang out. They wanted a place that had a family-oriented and young atmosphere.
Urban Bricks seemed to be the perfect place to fill that need in the community, and they opened their doors on November 17, 2019. Misty stated, “When the decision was made to open Urban Bricks, knowing that I had my manager Laura Garcia had a big impact. She is my right hand and a HUGE part of making Urban Bricks the fun place that it is.”
Urban Bricks brings a young, edgy and local vibe. Inside the restaurant you can find a wall collage with pictures from all over Atascosa County including images of current and past sports teams, local water towers, historic Atascosa County images and more. You can also check out their “Wall of Pride” where they hang pictures, cards and thank you notes from customers.
Misty highlighted that Urban Bricks is really looking to build community and support local schools and youth in every way that they can. In fact, in the few months that they have been operating, Urban Bricks has found numerous ways to give back to youth and others in the community.
Recently, Urban Bricks gave away free dessert pizzas to graduating seniors. They also ran a contest where the first graduating senior from each local district to submit a photo in their cap and gown received a free large pizza. Not only have they given back to graduates, but during livestock show season, Urban Bricks gave free pizzas to all kids that brought in ribbons. Urban Bricks is also a major supporter of the Eagle Stadium renovations and purchased an anchor advertising spot on the new scoreboard.
In addition to supporting youth for their achievements, Urban Bricks also gives them an opportunity for employment. Misty pointed out, “We want to offer jobs to our youth. Urban Bricks can be the place to give them their first real job.”
Year-round, Urban Bricks offers a military discount to celebrate and honor all active and retired military. On Mondays, military men and women receive 20% off their purchase and every other day of the week are given 15% off. They also honor all first responders and law enforcement with a 15% off discount yearround.
Urban Bricks’ patio space has also been a major asset to their business. They are currently hosting “Summer Jams at The Brick” with live music every Thursday and Friday from 7-10 p.m. Some of the upcoming artists include Chuck Shaw on July 16, Rick Felan on July 17, Colby Albright on July 24, Neal Tolbert on July 30 and Ruben Pacheco on July 31.
You can also find some new menu items. Urban Bricks has added four new pizzas: Big Kahuna, Fire Bird, Smokin’ Hot and The Brick. They have also added a few new paninis including the Artichoke Caprese, The Stack and The Big Boy Brisket panini (offered on Fridays only). In addition to food, you can also order beer buckets, tap and bottled beer. They have eight TVs around the restaurant and cornhole boards on the patio.
Urban Bricks continues to run their weekly specials. On Monday, you can get a whole two-topping pizza for $5. On “Double Down Tuesday,” you can get two whole two-topping pizzas and two drinks for $15. “Wing Wednesday” has 75-cent wings all day. On “Thirsty Thursday,” you can get a whole pizza and cold beer for $10. On Friday, their specials include a large one-topping pizza for $8.00, the Big Boy Brisket Panini and a large drink/beer for $12.99 and a half pizza with a large drink/beer for $8.99. On Saturdays, Urban Bricks has a Family Meal special including a large pizza, whole cheesy bread, four half salads and a two-liter drink for $30.00.
If you are looking for a place to enjoy great food, family and community, head on out to Urban Bricks. They continue to operate both their indoor and outdoor spaces and offer free delivery. For more information on daily specials and ways they are giving back to the community, follow Urban Bricks on Facebook at www.facebook. com/UrbanBricksPleasanton. They are located at 1502 W. Oaklawn Road in Pleasanton and are open from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday.