Saturday, September 7, 2019

[SLICED!] Your Pie Out Cold at Perimeter Place in Dunwoody

The franchised location of Your Pie in Dunwoody at Perimeter Place has closed.  Owners Lisa & Morgan Maclellan announced the abrupt closure via their facebook page early Friday and to email customers Saturday.  The restaurant's last day in business was Thursday night.  By Saturday evening, the Your Pie Perimeter facebook page had been deleted.  
The Maclellans celebrating Perimeter's 4th anniversary this past January 
Your Pie Perimeter opened in January 2015 in a 2,500 square foot space previously home to FIVE GUYS burgers & fries.  Based in Athens and launched by Drew French in 2008, Your Pie is a quick-serve pizza chain similar to Blaze Pizza and MOD Pizza, and to a lesser extent, Uncle Maddio's Pizza, which closed its Dunwoody area location November 2017.  

The closure announcement began with the following bible verse:

"The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11

The Maclellans' announcement did not provide a reason for the closure, but did invite customers to visit their other Your Pie at The George, an apartment community in Grant Park, which opened in late 2017.  

"Thank you for the prayers and supporting & believing in us. We have closed You Pie Perimeter, effective immediately.  This closure wasn't the outcome we envisioned when we opened 4.5 years ago, but we are grateful for opportunity, all we've learned and those we've met along the way.  We're still pizza people as we continue to grow and do fun things at our Grant Park shop. Please come say hi if you're ever in the neighborhood. Love, Lisa & Morgan."

The chain continues to operate more than two dozen locations in Georgia including recently opened restaurants at Embry Hills near Tucker and The Shops at Belmont in Smyrna.  There are several more Your Pies planned in the greater metro Atlanta area including new restaurants in Buford, Marietta and Griffin, among others.  

Are you surprised that Your Pie closed in Dunwoody at Perimeter Place?  What is your favorite quick-serve pizza eatery?  Where would you like to see Your Pie open next?

Please share your thoughts below


Anonymous said...

Your pie is our favorite to eat at and is great for families. This location always seemed busy during the week but parking is a mess in that center. Not sure if they got much night and weekend traffic.

Mark said...

I'm very disappointed and I'm sure my wife will follow suit. We only found the place a few months ago when they were serving the seasonal pie with peaches & prosciutto. It was so good that we went back more often than was good for us and we had intended to eat there this past week but life interfered. Now the opportunity is lost. We live within walking distance of that location and are unlikely to venture further for their fare unless circumstance causes us to be near another. I wish the owners and former employees well.

Anonymous said...

This closure completely confuses me. Lisa and Morgan built up a really good quality business that had a good, consistent vibe and the establishment was always packed to the brim at most hours. They had a huge following that folks in the neighborhood always talked about. I am thinking the only thing that would take that place down is a franchise disagreement, a rent or lease disagreement or some change in the family situation. Interested in others thoughts or comments from Lisa and Morgan. Much props and mad love though for their putting their faith first in this.

Anonymous said...

quick serve pizza is just a terrible idea.

Anonymous said...

It's hard to out-earn a lease that is too expensive.

Anonymous said...

The lord giveth, the lord taketh away

Anonymous said...

We LOVED this place. Went there average once a week. Great beer, good pizza, good gelato, fun atmosphere. Really disappointed, but such is life in retail.

Anonymous said...

They closed down because the rent was too expensive to handle. I wish the would have gave their employees a heads up to start looking for new jobs before closing down. Sent all employees in an unexpected whirlwind to get new jobs.

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