Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop celebrates

Ashley Flores, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop manager, left, and Maddie Holman, sales associate, are ready to serve their customers at 11525 Parkside Drive. The franchise for the Turkey Creek shop was sold Dec. 1 to Mark Russell and Leslie Cate. Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop recently celebrated one year at its Turkey Creek location by welcoming new owners, Mark Russell and Leslie Cate.

Russell and Cate, both of Maryville, bought the franchise for the shop, 11525 Parkside Drive, Dec. 1 from Scott and Meredith Layton, who founded Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Bearden and Turkey Creek.

“This is something we thought would be great,” Russell said. “We loved the concept and we wanted to be involved.”

Russell said he and Cate met the Laytons through a business colleague. They learned how the Laytons started Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop and liked the business plan, he added.

“It kind of reminded me of my mother and grandmother baking pies and other goods over the years,” Russell said.
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