Pie Sisters on M Street to Open Thursday, Jan. 5

The Pie Sisters: Allison, Erin and Cat Blakely hold a coconut cream pie in their new M Street store
Robert Devaney
The Pie Sisters: Allison, Erin and Cat Blakely hold a coconut cream pie in their new M Street store

Your sweet wait is over! On Thursday, Jan. 5, at 10 a.m., Pie Sisters of Georgetown will open its doors at 3423 M St., N.W.

With ovens, coolers and counter ready for action, Allison, Cat and Erin Blakely will feed the town's new taste for pies, sweet, creamy and fruity -- and a savory one, too. "People are excited," Allison said. "They have been so nice."

Flavors include apple caramel crunch, pecan, key lime and banana, coconut or chocolate cream. The shop will sell pies in three sizes: the $4-"cuppie," seven-inch ($14 to $16) and nine-inch ($35) pies, but return the glass plate for $5 off next purchase -- which appears irresistible. There are chairs and tables in front of the shop with a coffee counter as well.

Bakers, businesswomen and parishioners of St. John's Church, the Blakely sisters hail from Great Falls, Va., two having gone to Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington and also played college basketball. Allison worked at the State Department and finance section of NBC in New York; Erin at BCBG Max Azria. Cat still works at the State Department.

Already known around town for their pies for weddings and social and charitable events, the Blakely trio 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." Erin added: "We've had Georgetown students contact us for part-time jobs."

Pie Sisters of Georgetown is at 3423 M St., N.W., one of the shops along Regency Row: 202-338-PIES (7437) -- www.PieSisters.com

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