We’re Open: Aspen Pie Shop
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Business name: Aspen Pie Shop
Address: 307 S. Mill St., Aspen, CO 81611
Social media: @aspenpieshop
Aspen Times: How have you gotten creative during this time? What have you done to keep your customers engaged?
Aspen Pie Shop owner Ryan Chadwick: People thought I was crazy opening a restaurant during COVID-19, but as all my other spots were forced to close, I began thinking and came up with pizza as a quick solution. I spend a significant amount of my time on the Lower East Side in New York City, so I hit up my friend and neighbor Scarr of Scarr’s Pizza (my favorite slice in NYC) and he agreed to help with the recipe. So, I quickly hunted down a space and 12 days later Aspen Pie Shop was born. Stars aligned as I was able to grab Fino and Annette from the old Annette’s Bake Shop to run the kitchen and already had a team from Mr. Grey that I could plug right in. I’ve been thrilled with the feedback and am looking forward to many more square slices being sold in Aspen.
AT: What’s the most important thing the community can do to support you?
APS: Tell your friends and tag us on Instagram: @AspenPieShop.
AT: Where can we find your most current offerings and updates?
APS: Follow us on instagram at @AspenPieShop. We have some cool stuff coming!
AT: What has been the best customer experience or comment you’ve had since the crisis started?
APS: A few of my friends told me they can smell the pizza while walking across Wagner Park — and then can’t resist coming in for a slice.
AT: Is there anything else you’d like to add regarding your business during the pandemic?
APS: We deliver (and it’s free)! We hired a fleet of local high school kids and you can order online at aspenpieshop.com. P.S. … Use the code “ASPENTIMES” for $5 off your first order online (over $25).
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