Retail Therapy: Fayetteville pie company is moving
By Alicia Banks
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at 1:36 PM
A shopping center in Fayetteville will be the new home of the favorite eatery by year’s end. A new location means more space, more hours and more pies for this popular eatery in Fayetteville. Fayetteville Pie Company will relocate to Westwood Shopping Center, at the intersection of Morganton and and South McPherson Church Road. The move could happen as soon as September.
Leslie Pearson, who owns the pie-centric place with her husband Justin, said they knew four months into opening a larger space was needed. Fayetteville Pie company is located at 723 W Rowan Street, and opened last year. Pearson said the lease to move was signed a few weeks ago, and Clean Eatz is expected to take over the former CiCi’s Pizza location in the shopping center.
“We’ve been looking for a new space for a while,” Pearson said. “There’s only so much space for us to store ingredients, and we can make only a certain amount of pies. It has been really amazing to me to see how much it has grown.”
On Rowan Street, it was common for the restaurant to run out of pies early and at times, people would order their meals to go and eat in the parking lot.
“On St. Patrick’s Day, we sold 733 pies and sold out of everything we had,” she said. “There was a line outside of the business until we closed.”
In the new location, Fayetteville Pie Company will have a larger kitchen and offer longer hours, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They’ll be open Monday through Friday and now - Saturday.
“Our customers are really excited about the move and being more centrally located,” Pearson said. “They’re excited for us as a local business to see the growth. They’ve contributed to it and now, they’ve seen it happen.”
It’s not uncommon for the restaurant to sell out of its entree and dessert pies such as the “Pulled Pork & Sweet Potato,” to “Truffle Mac ‘N’ Gruyere” to the “Salted Turtle,” a sweet mix of caramel, toasted pecans with sea salt and more.
“I want to assure people that we’ll have the same food and cute atmosphere that we’ve had here,” Pearson said about the Rowan Street location. “We want people to have a homey environment, like going to their grandma’s house. Don’t panic, Fayetteville.”