Peggie Jean’s Pies (wordage to match the pie-ness)

One thing I learned in speaking with the subjects of Columbia Home’s next food section feature is that the mother-daughter team behind Peggie Jean’s Pies II are forces of nature. My full piece will be out in the next issue of the magazine, but until then you should be reading daughter/lawyer/baker/mom Rebecca’s blog. It’s hysterical and (probably a little too) candid. Great reading. The latest update:

Today is a PJP Buttonwood month-aversary…we ushered in our fifth month of existence this morning with a nod to the milestone and two large mochas from Caribou.  And in our tradition, here are our thoughts about five months in…

  1. Our space is finally starting to feel like it belongs to us.  While writing a check for $1560 a month to The Kroenke Group for rent and triple nets is a harsh reminder that we will only be at home for the next 54 months with an option to renew, the addition of the wooden display unit, the bench, and a few other touches make us love our 1,000 square feet like we built it ourselves.

  2. Speaking of building, we’ve learned that going through the construction process on our own space was overwhelming.  Working in our space while construction is in full swing on the units next door, well, that is enough to make us crazy.  Our new neighbors are required to install a firewall between our spaces.  I don’t know what a firewall looks like or what it is made out of, but I do know that installing one requires hammering, sawing, and drilling incessantly.  If a chunk of our wall fell out and a construction worker rolled onto our floor, we likely wouldn’t even notice.

Read the rest. And I don’t know if I could bake with them (yes I do and the answer is “no”) but they are hiring.

Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

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