The Pie Shop is coming to Virginia-Highland.
Pie Shop will soon open a new location in on Highland Avenue in Virginia-Highland. The new retail outpost will be slightly smaller than the original Pie Shop in Buckhead, and will have limited seating. Plans call for the new location to open "in a couple months." The Pie Shop Virginia-Highland replaces shuttered boutique Honey Butter, next to Moe's & Joe's.
Owner Mims Bledsoe, who resides in Virginia-Highland, opened the first Pie Shop in 2011 in Buckhead. Located at 3210 Roswell Road, Pie Shop is hidden from view but is situated alongside dtox juice bar and Storico Fresco, a purveyor of fresh pasta.
Bledsoe began a Kickstarter campaign in early September of last year with the goal of raising $35,000 to finance the new location. In October, at the conclusion of the campaign, just shy of $12,500 had been raised, but it seems the pieces fell into place for her to open the second shop anyway.
In a September 2013 piece from the AJC, Bledsoe says the new location “will be all about service and creating atmosphere.” "The original location will remain the production facility, while the second will have both a pastry counter and comfortable seating. She hopes to create a warmer place for people to linger over a cup of coffee and thick wedges of pie."