Chef Ashley Christensen to close Poole’side Pies

Renowned Raleigh restaurateur will close Poole’side Pies after service on Saturday, Dec. 23 and open another AC Restaurant in its place.

The facade of Poole'side Pies.

This downtown pizza spot has served the Raleigh community since 2019.

Photo by RALtoday

This is your sign to grab your last slice of sausage alla vodka from Poole’side Pies before it’s too late. James Beard Award-winning Chef Ashley Christensen announced that the downtown restaurant will close after service on Saturday, Dec. 23.

But no knead to be sad — the renowned Raleigh restaurateur plans to open a new AC concept in its place in the coming months.

“This was not an easy decision but it’s one we’ve made carefully and in response to our community’s ever-evolving needs,” said Chef Christensen in a newsletter announcement.

This pizza spot, located beside the Raleigh Convention Center, has served inventive slices, fan-favorite apps like the pickle juice Caesar salad, and nostalgic summer vibes since 2019.

Though we will miss this saucy spot, we can’t wait to see what Chef Christensen has up her white jacket sleeve.

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