The sign outside Colonial Pie Company says "Round food is good food." (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
A pepperoni pizza from Colonial Pie Company. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
A pecan, bumbleberry, peach and strawberry rhubarb pie. The bumbleberry pie is made with blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
The bar inside Colonial Pie Company. Volkan Mukus said he hopes college students will walk up Richmond Road to catch sporting events at the bar or on the patio.(Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
WILLIAMSBURG — Round food is good food, and round food can now be found on Richmond Road.
Colonial Pie Co. opened last week, bringing their selection of pies to the spot of the former Cozy Patio at 1330 Richmond Rd.
Their round food has been available since early last week, said owner Volkan Mukus.
His father has owned Jamestown Pie Co. on Jamestown Road since 2007. Mukus’ business will offer many of the same menu items as Jamestown Pie Co., but Mukus said he’s making a few of his own additions.
“All recipes come from my dad. He’s the big chef,” Mukus said. “I follow him.”
Colonial Pie Co.’s menu includes specialty pies like key lime and pumpkin, “nutty pies” like pecan and Virginia peanut pie, nearly 20 varieties of fruit pies and more than a dozen pizzas.
Colonial Pie Co. also sell sandwiches, wings, mozzarella sticks, and “the best pot pies ever,” Mukus bragged.
Many of Colonial Pie Co.’s ingredients are bought fresh from local farmers markets.
Mukus said the second location of the family business will allow their customers in Williamsburg to get their pies more easily.
“We needed it,” Mukus said. “We have a lot of customers who come from here to Jamestown.”
Colonial Pie Co. also has another advantage: seating.
“Jamestown is only carry-out. Here, they can come out and enjoy the patio,” Mukus said.
Like the Cozy Patio that came before it, Colonial Pie Co. has outdoor seating. Mukus said the patio can seat about 25, and he hopes to bring in guitarists for live music.
“The college is right there,” Mukus said. “I hope I can get the college students. College kids will love this place.”
Colonial Pie Co. will soon also have a license to sell beer and wine. Mukus said he intends to sell wings during football season and may even add a pool table in the back room.
He also plans to host a grand opening next week but hasn’t settled on any definite plans yet.
“I want to put balloons everywhere,” he said.