Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Kitchen closed its store at 1041 Bardstown Road. | Courtesy of Jefferson County PVA

A new restaurant could be coming to the former Homemade Pie & Ice Cream Kitchen, located at 1041 Bardstown Road near Baxter Avenue.

Developer Christopher Nolan, owner of Jeffersonville, Ind.-based Pinnacle Properties Development Group, bought the more than 6,000-square-foot building from Pie Kitchen owner Adam Burckle. The purchase price was $1.5 million.

Nolan told Insider Louisville he bought the property as an investment, partly on advice from his son. While he owns a wide variety of properties, most of them are in Indiana.

“We thought this would be a good spot” to invest in, he said. “We think maybe it’s one of the best spots in Louisville.”

The property is located in the popular Highlands neighborhood near numerous other restaurants and bars.

Nolan said he is currently in lease negotiations with a possible tenant, but the deal isn’t finalized. The people Nolan is in talks with are regional restaurateurs, he said, declining to provide anymore details.

“It’ll work really good there,” he said. “It’s with somebody who’s been in the restaurant business for a while.”

As for the Pie Kitchen, Burckle posted on the business’ website that they are planning to move into a new location after having a store at that Bardstown Road site for seven years. He also noted that the pie and ice cream purveryor has two other locations nearby, one near Bardstown and Taylorsville roads and the other on Lexington Road.

“The store was more than three times the size of our typical store, we wanted to address that and have the kitchen out front, too,” Burckle said in the online post. “With the move, we will be able to address these both and are very excited about this. We have a great new location we will be announcing in August, though we have a lot of work to do before then. So stay tuned.”

The Pie Kitchen has nine locations throughout Louisville. Most recently, it opened a location on Dixie Highway and added a deli counter to its operations, allowing customers to grab paninis, salads, soup and sandwiches as well as pie and ice cream.

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Caitlin Bowling
Louisville native Caitlin Bowling has covered the local restaurant and retail scene since 2014. After graduating from the Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Caitlin got her start at a newspaper in the mountains of North Carolina where she won multiple state awards for her reporting. Since returning to Louisville, she’s written for Business First and Insider Louisville, winning awards for health and business reporting and becoming a go-to source for business news. In addition to restaurants and retail business, Caitlin covers real estate, economic development and tourism. Email Caitlin at [email protected]