Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen is moving from 2232 Frankfort Ave. to Dixie Highway, the company announced on Facebook. The store will be located next to Wingstop in Kingsford Plaza, 4810 Dixie Highway, owner Adam Burckle confirmed.
The 34-year-old business opened its Frankfort Avenue store in 2011, just days after The Comfy Cow opened across the street.
Although Burckle hadn’t planned to leave Frankfort Avenue, he received an offer he couldn’t turn down.
“We got a really strong price on it,” Burckle told Insider Louisville. “When someone offers you top dollar, you have to give it due consideration.”
Burckle declined to say who is buying the property or what the purchase price is, citing a nondisclosure agreement that is in effect until the end of the week.
“The market is strong down on Frankfort Avenue,” he said, adding that he received the highest end of price per square foot compared to other nearby property.
Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen was one of the local businesses Southwest Louisville residents indicated they wanted to see open near Dixie Highway. Still, the company had not planned to move to Dixie Highway so soon, Burckle said, until it got the offer on the Frankfort Avenue store.
“We listened and heard you Dixie residents! We are packing up today and working our way south!” Facebook post states.
In the comments on the post, Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen also stated that the company plans to open in the Dixie Highway location this summer but is waiting on city building permit approvals to build out the space.
It will be a full service location with a sandwich cafe as well, according to the company. Although it is most well known for its fresh pies and ice cream, the business is going back to its roots by adding expanding its deli operations at all locations, excluding its Springhurst and Fern Creek stores.
The cafe menu will include paninis, large salads, soup and traditional sandwiches, such as Cubans, grilled cheese and clubs. The sandwich cafes will open around June 15, Burckle said.
Most locations already offered deli sandwiches, but the new menu is an improvement on that. It will include sandwiches customers will be “wowed over,” he said.
For those saddened to see Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen leave Clifton, the company noted that it’s Bardstown and Lexington Road locations are just a short ride away.
Homemade Pie and Ice Cream Kitchen has 10 locations spread through Louisville, Southern Indiana and Shelbyville.