Popular pizza joint changes hands
After opening in 2019 to rave reviews on Yelp and through word-of-mouth from residents, the Newberg-based pizza restaurant Honey Pie is changing owners as it forges forward into 2021.
In a press release, the restaurant announced the sale of the business by its original owner and chef.
"Opened in 2019, tucked into an alley off of College Street by chef Jeff Skinner, the artisan pizza spot quickly became a local hit for its quality pies and bustling, indoor-outdoor atmosphere," the release said. "Four local fans of the spot — Bubba and Sarah King and Alex and Aubrey Nichols — took their love to the next level and purchased the business from Skinner on Jan. 28."
Honey Pie is located in a former garage in the heart of downtown, with 20 outdoor, tented seats that have heaters around them. There are 12 seats inside, too, but those are closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Honey Pie's specialty is New York-style, 18-inch, thin crust pizzas with weekly specials and locally sourced ingredients, the release said.
Aubrey Nichols helps lead the ownership group that purchased Honey Pie. She said she and the others are "excited" to build on what Skinner started, which was to develop a clientele of local families with roots and connections in Newberg.
"Nichols and her partners are well-known champions of many local causes and bring an array of experience to Honey Pie," the release said. "The Kings own and operate Godspeed Hollow, a beloved Newberg dairy farmstead, and the Nicholses have successful careers in winemaking and education. Both couples have deep area roots and children in Newberg public schools. They say they'll use the pizza shop as a platform to support local schools, farms and nonprofits."
Takeout orders can be made online at honeypie.pizza or over the phone at 503-554-6750. Outdoor seating is first come, first served.
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