Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop to open in Augusta Commons this summer

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The I-40 pie from Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop: pecans, chocolate chips, a sprinkle of toasted coconut, and a smooth pecan pie filling combined in a sweet shortbread crust. | photo provided

The 11th location of Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, based in Knoxville, Tennessee, will open this summer in the Augusta Commons shopping center at 2222 Augusta St., Suite 9, Greenville.

Suzanne Keim and Michelle Hay became franchise owners this year and are scheduled to open the Greenville location this summer. This will be the first South Carolina location of the brand, which will have 16 total when all of the stores in progress open.

Founded in November 2013 by Meredith and Scott Layton, the pie shop was inspired by their maternal grandmothers. The menu features the fruit pies from Scott’s Granny and the cream pies and pecan pie from Meredith’s Nanny. The menu also includes mini 4-inch pies, which were recently available as a preview during the Summer on Augusta June 15 Grillin’ and Chillin’ block party.

Along with the standard 9-inch format, each pie on the menu is sold as 4-inch mini pies also. | photo provided

Validation of the brand came in 2015 when the Laytons won Cooking Channel’s “Sugar Showdown” garden-themed pie competition in season 1, episode 6.

“As founders of the brand, my husband, Scott, and I have been especially hopeful for a store in Greenville since our oldest son plays football at Furman and we spend a lot of time there,” Meredith Layton says. “We have fallen in love with the city.”

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop has locations in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, and Tennessee.

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