HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — RCP Companies, an Alabama-based real estate firm, announces another first-to-market restaurant. Pies & Pints, a specialty pizza and craft beer restaurant, will open at MidCity Huntsville, the $500 million redevelopment at the 140-acre site of the former Madison Square Mall.
Pies & Pints is an Ohio-based restaurant offering pizza, sandwiches, salads, and desserts along with an assortment of local craft beers that is curated individually for each Pies & Pints location. Aside from offering the classic pizza toppings and build-your-owns, the restaurant has more exotic combinations like Grape and Gorgonzola pizza, Chicken Gouda pizza, and Sriracha shrimp pizza. The pizzas are hand-stretched and baked on a stone hearth with from-scratch pizza sauce, dough, and sauces. Their menu includes only high-quality ingredients that interchange seasonally and there are also gluten-free options.
The 4,290-square-foot restaurant at MidCity Huntsville will be the third Alabama location, with units in Birmingham and Montgomery, totalling 15 restaurants spread throughout Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Virginia, and Kentucky. Rob Lindeman says as a chef-driven restaurant, Pies & Pints is only a chain in terms of numbers of units and that food quality is their top priority. “We use only the freshest, highest-quality, all natural ingredients to produce one of a kind flavor combinations. We slow roast our pork on site in every restaurant, make our own sausage, use nitrate free and natural spiced pepperoni, and cook our proprietary natural apple wood smoked bacon on site,” Lindeman says.
Pies & Pints is scheduled to open summer 2019 along with the first phase of retail at MidCity Huntsville which is currently under construction; this includes Wahlburgers, Dave & Buster’s, Topgolf, High Point Climibing & Fitness, and Aloft Hotel. The pizza and beer destination will be located adjacent to Wahlburgers. RCP Companies continues to look for businesses and uses that completement MidCity’s current lineup and sync with the overall mission which includes unique culinary offerings, entertainment, and recreation. “The quality and concept of Pies & Pints makes it a perfect fit for MidCity. This deal is an early win that will draw more key businesses to the development,” says Max Grelier, co-founder of RCP Companies, the developer of MidCity Huntsville.
“I have been looking at Huntsville for years. When I learned of MidCity, I met with RCP Companies right away. The project is the perfect mix of energy, retail, residential, music, restaurant offerings, in a vibrant RCP Announces Pies & Pints opening at MidCity / page 2
location located close to downtown and the growing market,” says Lindeman, “We can’t wait to be a part of MidCity and grow with Huntsville.”
Currently the fourth largest commercial real estate project in the U.S., MidCity features first-to-market concepts in retail, dining, entertainment, residential and hospitality, making it one of the most dynamic mixed-use developments in the Southeast. As Huntsville’s live, work, and play mecca, the lineup of brands and world-class music venues are leading the way in establishing the entertainment and active lifestyle offerings envisioned for MidCity.