Help Pie Shop open an Intown dine-in location!
Pie Shop opened two years ago in a "round-the-back," "you'll miss us if you blink" basement off Roswell Road. Since day one, we have enjoyed the unwavering and fanatical support of the lucky few who have found us.
Many times a day we hear, "Y'all need a better location," or "I drove around the block three times trying to find you." A little over half of our phone calls are folks asking for directions -- from just a few feet away. Fortunately, once people find us, they keep coming back. Our loyal customers are the ones who have sustained us. We know there are more of you out there! We want to meet you!
Feedback for us has been simple: 1) Yum 2) Better Location 3) Come south!!
While Buckhead has been good to us, we know it is a trek for those of you who live in Midtown, Decatur, Inman Park, Virginia Highland...
So, we have an announcement…that opportunity is here! We have our eye on retail space in a few of Atlanta's best neighborhoods, where we know we will bring the same love, dedication, and local spirit to the community that has defined our first location.
Space rarely opens up in the heart of these neighborhoods, so while we have wanted to branch out for a while now, we waited to launch this campaign until the timing was just right. Though we can't say specifically which buildings, we are talking with several landlords in Virginia-Highland, Decatur, and Inman Park. The vibrancy of any of these neighborhoods would be an ideal match for Pie Shop's second location.
Picture yourself finishing up dinner at one of Decatur's famous restaurants and strolling over for a slice of pie. Or say it's Sunday morning in Virginia Highland and you want to walk over for a slice of quiche and a cup of coffee. Need a dessert for your cookout? Don't want to drive to Buckhead? We’re there.
Many long-time Atlantans remember The Dessert Place that operated for 18 years or recently closed 20-year-old Aurora Coffee. Decatur and Inman Park both have wonderful bakeries but would be a fitting home for a late-night dessert destination. We think Pie Shop has the potential to be another long-standing neighborhood tradition, and are proud to follow these institutions. Help us be the ones to satisfy your cravings!
Our campaign raises the funds needed to build out the new location. This includes new flooring, a pastry counter and register system, tables and chairs for dine-in service, refrigeration and prep areas, signage, lighting, bathroom updates, and ceiling improvements. The goal set for this campaign is the minimum needed to get the doors open. If you are visiting this campaign and we have met that goal, don't hesitate to contribute! Funds raised over our goal mean comfier chairs, nicer bathrooms, new equipment in lieu of refurbished (where it makes a noticeable difference - think display cases), and generally a more romantic spot to bring that next date.
If you have any doubts, come visit us! We can talk details over a slice of pie.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making this possible. We want to be a part of your neighborhood and will operate every day with the gratitude of knowing that it truly would not have been possible without your contribution.
Pie is love.
Check out the different neighborhoods here: http://goo.gl/maps/jOwvK
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The biggest challenge we will face is if the buildout takes longer than expected, which would push our opening date back. However, with the length of the Kickstarter campaign, the landlord has more than ample time to prepare the building for our move-in, meaning that the space will be as ready as possible.
We do not hold a lease on any of the properties we are entertaining. While we are in talks with several landlords and there is mutual support for this project, there are no signed documents and we are not guaranteed the space. The biggest hurdle we would face would be if something happens to the building over the next 30 days. There are currently prime openings in each of these neighborhoods, something that is almost unheard of. We are in talks with each of the respective property owners and negotiating the best end result. These concurrent openings are critical to the timing of our Kickstarter campaign. Should it become necessary to continue looking, we will immediately seek out a comparable location in Virginia-Highland, Inman Park, or Decatur and will be very public about our search and ultimate selection.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Be proud you made Pie Shop possible south of Buckhead. Get an "I Pied VaHi" Bumper sticker of your very own.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Kickstarter Exclusive Happy Hour. All you can eat sweet and savory pie! We'll have at least 15 different kinds of pie on hand. Sample all you like until we run out. All ages are welcome, as is light BYOB. Dates TBA.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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A pie! Redeem immediately at the Buckhead location or be the first to receive a pie in Virginia Highland. Select from our seasonal menu.Estimated delivery:
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Pie Shop swag package: American Apparel Pie Shop T-shirt, fancy pie server, Land's End hat and black apron. (Hat and apron are not available to public - only through Kickstarter!)Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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Pie-baking class! (Individual Participant) Hosted at Pie Shop in Buckhead by Mims. Each participant makes his/her own pie. Come hungry, because you get to sample ours while your's is in the oven. Take home your very own pie boxed up with a ribbon around it. Classes are BYOB which make them a great girls night or group date. This is the true cost of a pie-baking class, so you are getting the full value while helping our cause at the same time!Estimated delivery:
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Preview Party! Before opening to the public, we will host a private party just for our supporters to celebrate the new store in Virginia Highland. We'll have more pie than you can shake a stick at, live music, and REALLY big smiles on our faces. Be the first to see the new location and come help us celebrate what you made possible.Estimated delivery:
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An annual Pie Shop subscription! Get a different pie every month for 12 months (at a savings of 40%)! Select from exclusive subscription pies or your tried and true favorites. Your subscription will become active as soon as the shop in Virginia Highland opens. This is the true cost of a subscription, so you are getting the full value while helping our cause at the same time!Estimated delivery:
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Pie-baking class! (Group package) Private pie-baking class for up to 6 people hosted at Pie Shop in Buckhead by Mims. Each participant makes his/her own pie. Come hungry, because you get to sample ours while your's is in the oven. Take home your very own pie boxed up with a ribbon around it. Classes are BYOB which make them a great girls night or group date. This is the true cost of a pie-baking class, so you are getting the full value while helping our cause at the same time! To be scheduled privately with group.Estimated delivery:
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Host a private pie party at your house for as many people as you like. We will bake and bring your selection of sweet and savory pies, homemade whipped cream and ice cream, tall glasses of milk, and hand-brewed coffee. You get to design the menu! We will bake any kind of pie you desire, including the one your grandmother made that you haven't tasted in 50 years. This dinner includes 35 pies!!! You WILL have leftovers.Estimated delivery:
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Naming rights! We will name your favorite pie after you at Pie Shop forever more -- with free namesake pie for LIFE. In both stores and all future locations, whether you want us to invent a pie just for you or you'd rather we put your moniker on an old classic, it will be "Your Name Here Pecan Pie"... and you'll never have to ask for seconds.Estimated delivery:
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