Durham, N.C. — A Los Angeles-based savory and sweet pie shop will be opening its first North Carolina location in Durham next month.
The Pie Hole will be located at 810 Ninth St. on the ground floor of the 810 residential building. This is the company's first U.S. location outside of California. The franchise has five locations in the LA-area and two in Tokyo.
The Durham location, which plans to open Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, will be operated and owned by Young and Surelyne Lee of Cary. The couple previously owned and operated an independent quick service café/scoop shop in Georgia before relocating to the Triangle.
The Pie Hole was created by mother and son duo Becky Grasley and Matthew Heffner. The two wanted to open a restaurant that celebrated their love of pie, so they teamed up with family friend Sean Brennan and Matty’s wife Lindsay Hollister in an effort to bring back the “all-American pie shop.”
Every pie is baked from scratch, by hand, using only the highest quality ingredients. The menu rotates seasonally and uses several family recipes that were passed down for five generations in addition to more modern recipes like the Earl Grey Tea Pie. Pies are served by the slice, individually sized and whole. The restaurant even offers catering.
The Pie Hole also sells coffee. The company uses fair trade beans roasted by an award-winning micro-roaster for the drip, cold brew and nitro-infused exclusive Pie Hole Blend. Beverage selections also include beer, wine and specialty alcoholic drinks.
To give the Durham location some local flair, the Lees have partnered with local businesses, such as Bull City Designs, to commission custom wood bar tops and tables for the interior and signage.