October 14, 2019 Supporting Manhattan-area entrepreneurs, businesses, events

Pie Five Pizza Closes Aggieville Location

Pie Five Pizza has ceased operation in Aggieville. Opened in 2016, Pie Five brought a unique fast-casual model where guests could customize handcrafted pizzas in under 5 minutes. The Manhattan location was a franchised by Dave Gobel, a former Applebees CEO. Gobel had opened 10+ Pie Five locations throughout Kansas and Missouri before the closure of the Manhattan location.

According to the Kansas City Business Journal, in March of 2019, the Westport Pie Five location announced it’s closure citing, “ongoing challenges with sales volume and foot traffic.” As a shopping and entertainment district, Westport shares many similarities with Aggieville; busy nights and weekends with countless guests frequenting full-service bars and restaurants.

It would seem as though Aggieville is proving a tough business environment for fast-casual restaurants in general. Over the last few years, Aggieville has experienced closings of Pie Five, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Subway, Pita Pit, and PepperJax, all of which shared a similar fast-casual model.

This story is developing.

  • Mike- Is a lack of parking really the reason these businesses are failing? I live in Manhattan and go to Aggieville about once a week, in the evenings or occasional weekend day. Some nights are a bit difficult and require me to circle the block a second time but never more than that. I think the business owners need to do more, not the taxpayers. People stand in line to sit in the always over crowded So Long Saloon, and Taco Lucha. Why are they not failing? Its a well managed establishment.

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