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Sister Concepts Pop Pie Co. & Stella Jean's Ice Cream To Open Joint Location In San Diego's Point Loma

May 17, 2021

Sister concepts Pop Pie Co. and Stella Jean's Ice Cream have finally secured a space to together open a second San Diego location, set to open as early as this summer in the unit that previously housed The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Point Loma. 

Founded in San Diego's University Heights in 2016 by co-owners Steven Torres and Executive Chef Gan Suebsarakham, Pop Pie Co. quickly became a popular dining destination due to its ever-changing assortment of globally-inspired savory and sweet single-serving pies made with a signature all-butter crust. Pop Pie Co. originally signed on to take over the former Nati's Mexican space in Ocean Beach for its second location, but that deal fell through with the space now La Dona restaurant from local hospitality group Social Syndicate. In 2019, the second Pop Pie Co. opened in Costa Mesa in Orange County, CA. Torres and Suebsarakham also own and operate Stella Jean's Ice Cream - a small-batch ice cream parlor nextdoor to their pot-pie eatery in University Heights, which has another branch sited alongside the Costa Mesa Pop Pie Co. outpost.

It is no secret Pop Pie Co. has long been looking for an ideal spot to open another San Diego location, as in addition to negotiations taking place for the former Nati's, the team also looked at the unit previously occupied by SuperNatural Sandwiches in Pacific Beach. Pop Pie Co. ownership has secured a lease on the 2,128 square-foot space that last housed The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf next to Cesarina on Voltaire Street on the outskirts of Point Loma and Ocean Beach. The new branch will help the joint concepts ramp up take-out and delivery in the beach areas. Expect the new locations to open at some point in summer 2021, serving a selection of savory pies five inches in diameter and sweet pies served as hand pies, by the slice, and as full 9" pies, as well as a menu of house made ice cream, coffee and other refreshments.

The new Pop Pie Co. and Stella Jean's Ice Cream will open at 4195 Voltaire Street in San Diego's Point Loma. For more information, visit poppieco.com and stellajeans.com.