Popular soul food restaurant Sweetie Pie’s rose to fame after landing its own reality series on OWN in 2011. Now its owner, Miss, is closing. Robbie Montgomery, the doors at its final location in St. Louis, Missouri, after her son and former ‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ star James “Tim”, Norman was found guilty of committing a contract killing of his nephew.
Montgomery announced in an Instagram post this week that “SWEETIE PIES UPPER CRUST WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.The memo reads: “WE CLOSURE TO MAKE SPACE FOR MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS, EXTENSION OF THE COCHRAN VETERAN HOSPITAL.”
Montgomery ended the post by saying, “EACH ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR 25 YEARS OF SUPPORT. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SERVE YOU, YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES. WE HOPE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE YOU IN THE FUTURE” before thanking them again in the caption. According to social media posts for the company, A Sweetie Pie’s in Jackson, Mississippi is still open.
Fans in the comments section didn’t mention Norman’s arrest. Instead, many expressed their gratitude for the former shop, including one user who wrote: “Thank you for this fabulous kitchen! Standing in line outside in the freezing cold was worth every minute. May God bless you and your family now and forever. You are a true legend and inspiration.”
Montgomery had been Norman’s sole supporter. During an interview in June, the entrepreneur told reporters, “I’ve had and still have tough times, but God is good.” She added, “My son is in trouble right now, but I’m his mother, and I don’t know more about it than you, because I hear it when you do, but I’m there to support him. … This is my son, and I cannot abandon him now.”
The Sweetie Pie’s closure came days after Norman was convicted of orchestrating the 2016 murder of his then 21-year-old nephew and co-star Andre Montgomery Jr. The former reality star was arrested in 2020 on charges of conspiracy to murder rent, murder for hire, and mail fraud.
Norman was accused of taking out a $450,000 life insurance policy for Montgomery, for which he had been the sole beneficiary, and then having hired Travell Hill to find Montgomery outside of an apartment complex in St. Louis, Missouri, over five years ago , to kill. Norman is due to be sentenced on December 15.
https://atlantablackstar.com/2022/09/23/it-has-been-a-pleasure-to-serve-you-sweetie-pies-closes-st-louis-location-following-tim-normans-murder-for-hire-conviction/ Sweetie Pie’s closes St. Louis location following Tim Norman’s conviction for murder in hire