The ownership of Grandma’s Country Restaurant and Pie Shoppe has changed, but its famous pies will stay the same.
Thirty-one years after opening the Central Avenue landmark, Joe Danaher sold the restaurant and its neighboring gift shop to Joe Fagan. The buyer also owns the nearby Ralph’s Tavern on Central Avenue, according to Anthony Sabatino, the Realty USA agent who brokered the deal.
The sale closed Tuesday and Danaher and Fagan did not immediately return calls seeking comment. The 5,000-square-foot gift shop will remain open until Danaher completes the liquidation of its inventory, and then Fagan will lease out the space.
“Everything else will remain the same. The same delicious pies,” Sabatino said.
Sabatine said, “It was just time for [Danaher] to retire. The restaurant was too much for him.”
During the holiday season, the line of cars driven by people waiting to buy Grandma’s pies can stretch down Central Avenue.