Sweetie Pie’s, the famous soul food franchise that landed a reality TV show on OWN, is closing its final St. Louis location days after the owner’s son was found guilty in a murder-for-hire plot.
Robbie Montgomery took to social media on Wednesday (September 21) writing, “Thank you all so much for the many years of support❤️”
Her post included a notice that stated the Upper Crust location in St. Louis, Missouri, will be closing effective Sunday, September 24, 2022, at 6 p.m.
The notice also reads:
- We are closing to make room for the more than four hundred million dollar Cochran Veteran’s Hospital Expansion.
- We thank each and every one of you for your 25 years of support.
- It has been a pleasure to serve you, your friends, and families.
- We hope to have an opportunity to serve you in the future.
See the original post below.
Earlier this month, Robbie Montgomery’s son, James “Tim” Norman, was convicted of commissioning the murder of this nephew, Andre Montgomery Jr., in 2016.
Tim arranged the March 2016 shooting death of his nephew in an attempt to cash out a $450,000 fraudulent life insurance policy he took out on Andre in 2015.
He is scheduled to be sentenced on December 15.
“Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” premiered on OWN in 2011 and ran for nine seasons.
The series, which documented the operations around the family-owned restaurant, was one of the first reality TV shows to premiere on Oprah Winfrey’s network when it first launched.
The Sweetie Pie’s location in Jackson, Mississippi is still open for business.