The sweet and savory pie vendor will re-open within The Broom Closet, a women-owned and run cafe and co-op, set to debut in early 2023.

After just 18 months in business, Pie’s the Limit is ready to graduate from the Salt City Market and expand into a new business venture. Their last day in the downtown food hall will be Monday, July 25.

“It’s a little bittersweet because we went on a once-in-a-lifetime journey of seeing this market be built together, so it’s tough to say goodbye,” says Maarten Jacobs, Executive Director of the Syracuse Urban Partnership. “But, it’s also the whole purpose of this project: to launch successful businesses that radiate through our community and activate different areas of the city.”

Pie’s the Limit will be joining The Broom Closet Coffee + Company, a women-owned cafe and artist cooperative. In addition to pastries from Pie’s the Limit, The Broom Closet will also sell coffee and wares from local artists. The cafe is set to open in 2023. 

“I think people’s first thought is, ‘Oh, why aren’t you opening immediately?’ And I think one thing we’ve learned from the Salt City Market is that opening a business is a full-time job—it takes a lot of time and hard work,” says Fiona Barbour Day, owner of Pie’s the Limit. “We want to be able to give this new space its due attention without feeling overwhelmed.”

Day will be joined by her longtime collaborator and Kitchen Manager, Roxanne Broda-Blake, who will be coming onboard as an owner of Pie’s The Limit. Though there’s a gap between when their market stall will close and their new venture will open, Pie’s the Limit will be far from dormant. In addition to joining the Regional Market in late August, the sweet and savory bakery will continue to sell their pies through the Syracuse Cooperative Market at both the Kensington and Downtown locations. 

“You will still be able to get Pie’s the Limit at the Salt City Market, just in a different way which is awesome,” says Day.

Salt City Market’s management has yet to announce what will replace Pie’s the Limit, but they’re confident they’ve taken great care to find the right business to fill the market’s tenth vendor slot. 

“The market’s vendor mix is an important part of the experience at Salt City Market, and we want to make sure that whatever vendors come in, they’re adding to the vibrancy and mission of the market,” says Adam Sudmann, Market Manager. “We’ve conducted focus groups, canvassed throughout the city, and now we’re homing in on the perfect fit.”

Patrons can expect the new vendor to be announced in the coming weeks, with an anticipated grand opening in early September
. For more information on the new vendor, follow the Salt City Market on Facebook and Instagram. To keep up with Pie’s the Limit and The Broom Closet, follow The Broom Closet on Instagram. 

About Salt City Market: Salt City Market is about food, culture, and people doing what they love. The four-story building, located in the heart of Downtown Syracuse, features a 10-vendor food hall, grocery store, and coffee shop/bar on the first floor; offices on the second floor; and mixed-income housing on the third and fourth floors. The Market is open Monday-Saturday from 11AM-9PM, as well as Sunday from 11AM-5PM. For more information, visit saltcitymarket.com