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‘Pie’ opening soon in Fremont with added bonus for late night crowd

By Doug Alder · November 3rd, 2010 · 26 Comments

When it’s last call in Fremont, where do you go to satisfy that late night craving for food?  How about a walk-up window featuring some savory mini-pies?  That’s just one of the concepts behind a new eatery at 3515 Fremont Avenue.

“We wanted the next thing, and we thought this might be the next thing,” said co-owner Renee Steen.

For several weeks, we’ve heard from readers wondering what was behind the white paper on the windows announcing that ‘Pie’ was coming soon right next to Frame Up Studios.  We finally tracked down the two women behind one of Fremont’s newest establishments. 


Co-owners Jess Whitsitt (left) and Renee Steen

Renee Steen and Jess Whitsitt are living out their dream to offer a food niche in Fremont.  It sounds simple enough.. mini-pies both savory and sweet.  Whether you crave a breakfast pie on your way to work, or a sweet pie to finish off dinner, they hope to satisfy whatever you desire.

“We’re creating an item that not a lot of people have in the United States,” said Whitsitt.  “Lots of places over in other countries love the little pies, but we don’t have a lot of that here.”

In addition to the mini-pies, you’ll also find ice cream and Victrola Coffee.  The interior will be cozy since most of the trafffic is expected to be “grab and go.”  But they’ll also have some stools in the front window for anyone who wants to stop and savor the moment. 


Inside the space that will soon become ‘Pie’

The ladies hope to open in early December and are still figuring out their hours.  But one thing they definitely plan to do is offer a late night walk-up window on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights until 2am catering to the late night bar crowd.

“We both love Fremont,” said Whitsitt.  “I think it’s a good starting point for our business.” 




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