Sister Pie could soon acquire some room for expansion. The West Village bakery located at the corner of Kercheval Avenue and Parker Street is in the process of attempting to purchase the building from its current landlord, Crain’s first-reports.
Sister Pie, recently named one of Midwest’s 38 Essential Restaurants, opened its doors at 8066 Kercheval Ave. in 2015. The bakery’s lease ended in May and the business has continued to operate for the past few months on a holdover lease.
Two weeks ago, owner Lisa Ludwinski was approached by a broker from Hawkins Realty Group about purchasing the property — including a building adjacent to Sister Pie — from her landlord, Bill Haska Jr. Haska is asking for a $420,000, five-year land contract with $200,000 down, real estate broker Gordon Hawkins tells Crain’s.
Ludwinski is in the process of gathering funds to make an offer. In a statement to Crain’s Ludwinski said she’d like to give Sister Pie a larger footprint with a bigger kitchen, more seating, a improved break room, office space, and more cold and dry storage. Eater has reached out to Ludwinksi for more details on the property deal.
Ludwinski is was 2015 Eater Young Gun. Speaking with Eater earlier this year, the baker indicated plans for more modest growth goals such as focusing on fostering more collaboration and a sense of ownership amongst her staff members. She recently submitted a draft of The Sister Pie Cookbook to her editor at Ten Speed Press. The book is expected to debut in 2018.
• Sister Pie Aims to Buy Its Building, Expand Business in Detroit's West Village [Crain’s]
• Sister Pie's Lisa Ludwinski Balances Shop Growth With Personal Goals [ED]
• The Midwest’s 38 Essential Restaurants [ED]