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:
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?The entire article is here. Gorgeous interior pics from then here.
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.
Now Pie Lab has moved downtown:
Quiche for lunch:
The boys loved it there.
Last year, Bon Appetit named Pie Lab one of the ten best places in the country for pie:
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