By reporter Steve Smalley
“We’re going to have the first floating pie company,” reveals Seattle Pie Company owner, Alyssa Lewis in an announcement to Magnolia Voice. A banner in the window Saturday was the first sign the area’s most delicious pie store is moving to South Lake Union.
It seems Seattle Pie is running out of room and leaving the neighborhood, but not the pie business. Here is their idea: Alyssa and her husband Patrick will offer their wonderful fruit, cream, and savory pies, plus Appassionato Coffee, from a vessel moored at a commercial dock on South Lake Union. “Customers come on-board and order,” she says. “Like a food cart, but a boat cart.” There will be no cafe.
Seattle Pie Company sold retail slices and whole pies in the space next to Queen Margherita at 3111 West McGraw, and wholesale pies to major grocery stores around town including Metropolitan Markets, Town & Country, Central Markets, PCC, IGA and Whole Foods. Pies will still be available at these stores. The Magnolia storefront closed yesterday. If you have gift certificates, Alyssa advises to hold onto them until the new place opens in May or June this year, or take them to Dan at The Mailbox in the Village and she will deliver pies there. Alyssa and Patrick send their love to all in the Magnolia community and thank everyone for their support.
Look for Alyssa’s new book, “Pie-co-lo-gy” on Amazon and in local book stores this March.
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