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Flying Pie restaurant to land in downtown Hagerstown

Marjorie Kane said the business would employ about 15 people

March 28, 2013|By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com

A new restaurant is coming to downtown Hagerstown.

On Wednesday, the Board of License Commissioners for Washington County granted a liquor license to Greg and Marjorie Kane to serve alcohol at the Flying Pie Co. at 43-45 S. Potomac St.

The Kanes told the liquor board that they intend to open the restaurant by mid-May.

Marjorie Kane said after the liquor board hearing that she didn’t want to discuss a lot of details, but the restaurant would feature woodfire pizza.

“We’ll have a wonderful restaurant filled with a variety (of dishes) that I hope will bring happiness to everyone’s palate,” she said.

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The Kanes, who are husband and wife, already own the Toppings Pizza Co. off Robinwood Drive. Last year, they applied for a liquor license to serve alcohol at a restaurant they wanted to open off Maugans Avenue.

But the Kanes returned to the liquor board in January to say that business venture had fallen through.

“Sadly, we have had to disband that restaurant,” Marjorie Kane said at the time.

The Kanes said Wednesday they plan to use the basement of the building at 43-45 S. Potomac St. for business meetings and catered events.

Marjorie Kane said the Flying Pie Co. would employ about 15 people.

The building at 43-45 S. Potomac St. was most recently home to SPIN restaurant and nightclub. SPIN closed in December after being open for a little less than a year.

Another restaurant, Legends on the Square, moved in to the space in October 2010 and went out of business a little more than a year later. From 2008-2010, the space was occupied by The Peach Pub.

Before that, the building housed 43 South Ristorante and Flo Lounge from 2006 until early 2008, when owner Mike Deming said he decided to close the business to spend more time on some of his other enterprises downtown.

Editor's note: This story was edited at 3:40 p.m. March 28, 2013, to correct the name of the restaurant and the description of the restaurant. It will not be a pizzeria but will offer a wide-ranging menu that will include wood-fired oven offerings.

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