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Pie Lab, Yes.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

We took the boys to Pie Lab in downtown Greensboro last month.  It used to be in a little house just off Main Street:






In 2009 after it first opened, an article came out that explained:
PieLab, the newest eatery to open in Greensboro, Alabama, would be a familiar space to creatives who frequent their local cafes. It's a place you can order a slice of Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie, maybe some lemonade or coffee, read a book, sketch a picture, review the day's headlines with your neighbors. Except PieLab is not really a cafe, it's a space created by fourteen designers as part of the design-for-good movement Project M, hoping to draw the community in to a neutral space for conversation and connections. And of course, because of one very obvious reason: Who doesn't like pie?

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Bielenberg was inspired in part by architect Samuel Mockbee's Rural Studio, a program where architecture students built homes and public buildings for impoverished residents in rural Alabama. Bielenberg's connection to the cause was so strong that after visiting Mockbee's home base in Hale County, he decided to locate Project M there on a more permanent basis as M Lab, building upon its gravitational pull that attracts designers and architects who want to do good.
The entire article is here. Gorgeous interior pics from then here.

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Now Pie Lab has moved downtown:
Pie Lab, Greensboro AL

Pie Lab, Greensboro AL

Pie Lab, Greensboro AL

Quiche for lunch:
Pie Lab, Greensboro AL

The boys loved it there.
Shug and Shugie at Pie Lab, Greensboro AL

Crust!:
Pie Lab, Greensboro AL

This is a great series of posts at Pie Lab's FB page.  

Last year, Bon Appetit named Pie Lab one of the ten best places in the country for pie:
Greensboro, Alabama
The motto of this spot—part pie shop, part design studio, part community center—is "Pie + Conversation = Ideas." We guarantee the apple pies are made with great ingredients and passion—prerequisites of all the best pies. 1317 Main Street; 334-624-3899

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