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Two days, 2,500 pies

November 28th, 2009 · 52 Comments

When Alyssa Lewis and her husband Patrick opened the Seattle Pie Company in Magnolia in mid-July, they had no idea it would take off the way it has in just a few short months.

Alyssa Lewis & Patrick, Seattle Pie Company

By August Seattle Weekly had renamed the neighborhood “Pie City.” By November the new neighborhood business struck a big deal with Metropolitan Market, providing pies for their six Seattle-area locations. And now they’re so busy, they’re expanding into a 1,000 square foot retail space next door to accommodate their fast-growing success. In four months they went from baking an estimated 30 pies a day, to a few hundred.

Seattle Pie Company

So when Thanksgiving rolled around, the folks at Seattle Pie Company knew they were in for some late nights. In fact, Alyssa, Patrick, and a rotation of employees and family members (Patrick’s older brother Darren came from Port Orchard to help with the holiday rush), spent the days leading up to Thanksgiving baking pies. All night long.

Get the full story at our sister site, Queen Anne View.

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  • Ann

    So MANY other great businesses in Magnolia. PLEASE stop talking about the pie people. Every other week another story about them with a big new picture. ENOUGH. Thank you.

    • itsthegovernment

      Yes, what about some hot news from the Christian Science reading room, or an update about the liquor store?

      • snarkysnarkerson

        The liquor store got a new awning a few months ago.

        • Drew

          Actually, the liquor store had a whole big remodel on the inside too!

          It is funny how certain topics appear and reappear on this site (Magnolia in Motion, Seattle Pie, Whole Foods), while so many others never even get a nod. But, it's their blog, not ours, so they can do with it what they want.

    • Nathan

      Glad to hear that the Pie Company is doing well; they do seem to get a disproportionate amount of coverage, relative to other businesses though. Maybe the Pie Company just does a better job of utilizing neighborhood blogs as a channel for business-related news and announcements? Maybe the Pie Company folks would be willing to share some of their PR secrets?

      I know MV is a free service so this isn't a complaint, but after living in West Seattle for many years, where there is an excellent blog (westseattleblog.com) – the coverage and timeliness is truly amazing, I am sometimes surprised about the choice in stories that are reported and which stories go totally unreported/unnoticed by MV. I'd love to hear more about the editorial process.

  • arubakate

    I bought a pumpkin pie for Turkey Day and it was fabulous; great at room temperature and I thought, even better chilled! Yeah for pies!

  • maggiehood

    Kudos for doing a great job! Love this place. Had a dinner of pie there this evening, both savory and sweet, and as usual it did not disappoint. The owners seemed very chipper and friendly as always, none the worse for wear after Pie Week.

  • comag

    2 of those were our pies and they were the hit at Thanksgiving dinner!
    Thank You to Seattle Pie!!!!

  • cassieanddave

    We miss the Seattle Pie Company so much, we were so looking forward to the Holidays. Due to move to Texas we didnt get to have our favorite pies, how we would give for a little rain, a cup of coffee and a peice of cherry crumb pie!

    We miss you Alyssa and Patrick, and all the other fab employees at the Seattle Pie Company, nothing compares here in Dallas.

  • karencrutcher

    lighten up! The Seattle Pie Company is a new business in magnolia and they are doing well, and I personally found the article very interesting. if you have an idea for a story send it in instead of simply complaining. If there is a business in Magnolia is not getting the recognition they deserve then let the bloggers know. This is a positive blog and lets try and keep it that way

  • Name

    What a cool success story. I've stopped by a couple of times and the pies are delish. I only wish they could physically keep up with their exploding demand. Every time I'm there, it's always a wait and they've screwed up order. The kitchen appears chaotic and I'm almost guilty when I have to go back and tell them it's not what I ordered. More employees would help I think.

  • PieGuy

    She's got some NICE pie.

  • Drew

    Actually, the liquor store had a whole big remodel on the inside too!

    It is funny how certain topics appear and reappear on this site (Magnolia in Motion, Seattle Pie, Whole Foods), while so many others never even get a nod. But, it's their blog, not ours, so they can do with it what they want.

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