A wave of sadness swept local social media on Thursday when the owner of the Little Apple Pastry Shop in Aldie announced she was going to have to close her current shop after more than three decades in business.
“I’ve had my business for almost 35 years, and 30 years of it in this same location,” Kay Pitts wrote in a message to customers. “I have been asked by the people who purchased this property to leave. They have their own ideas of what to do with the space and I’m not part of it. I don’t want to close up my business, so I will have to relocate to another space, if possible, in the near future.”
The shop — that Pitts ran with her mother for years before mom retired in 2021 — specializes in dessert pies such as Dutch Apple, Sour Cherry, Lemon Chess, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan.
They also have cookies, cakes, cupcakes, plus a line-up of savory pies like a Chicken Pot Pie and Spinach & Artichoke Quiche.
The shop’s Facebook page was overwhelmed with hundreds of people offering support and encouragement for Pitts. County Supervisor Matt Letourneau was one of them and has offered to help try and find a new location for the shop with the county’s Economic Development team.
Right now, the shop’s last day at its current location — 23217 Meetinghouse Lane in Aldie — is scheduled for Saturday, October 28. Pitts hopes to be able to announce a new location soon.