Pie Sisters Coming to M Street's Regency Row at Key Bridge

Erin and Alli Blakely of Pie Sisters.
Erin and Alli Blakely of Pie Sisters.

Well, my little cupcakes, make some room. Pie Sisters - a.k.a. O'B.Sweet - will open its much-anticipated first store at 3423 M St. in early November.

Bakers and businesswomen Alli, Cat and Erin Blakely, who hail from Great Falls, Va., and are parishioners of St. John's Church on O Street, are known for their pies for weddings and social and charitable events. They and their baking talents, a lifelong family affair, have been pitched as a "reality" show on a cable network. The sisters said they chose the site because of its closeness to Georgetown University and its visibility - you can't miss it turning off Key Bridge from Virginia - and that "the location is not too small and not too big."

"Their product is irresistible," said Richard Levy, the new shop's landlord and managing principal of the Levy Group, a real estate investment and property management company, which runs Regency Row on M Street at Key Bridge. "These three very energetic sisters convinced me. They have a lot of business savvy."

Construction of the pie shop is underway, and it is expected to open before Thanksgiving, according to Levy. Another new business, a small eatery, is planned for next door.

As for that cable show, Erin Blakely said, "We put that on hold. It's still possible. We want to get the store open."

The sisters sell pies in three sizes, the hand-held "cuppie," seven-inch and nine-inch, and flavors include apple caramel crunch, pecan, key lime and banana, coconut or chocolate cream. They will also be offering gluten-free pies for the first time. The big pie can cost up to $35, but return the glass plate for $5 off next purchase - which appears inevitable. Georgetown surely has a sweet tooth.

"The manager at Revolution Cycles is psyched," Levy said. "She loves pies."

Visit PieSisters.com for more information.

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