Dough Mama is expanding with a site in Columbus' Brewery District and will offer dinner hours and exclusive savory dishes not available at its Clintonville location.
Perrie Wilkof, who founded the original pie palace in November 2015, is expecting to open her second location in mid-August in the former Kolache Republic space, 730 S. High St.
Wilkof said she was set to open her second store in the North Market in Dublin's Bridge Park, but the cost was too high and the open dining concept was concerning, given the worldwide outbreak of coronavirus, which leads to the disease COVID-19.
"It's definitely riskier than it would have been if I was doing this when there wasn't a pandemic," Wilkof said. "We're really hopeful we'll be able to make it through this year and, long term, this will be a good addition for us."
The Brewery District location, which seats 15, was a better fit overall, she said.
"That was another part that was appealing," she said, "it was designed for carryout. It just seemed like a great location."
The original Dough Mama, 3335 N. High St., is known for its sweet and savory house-baked goods, including cardamom coffee cake, cheddar-scallion biscuits, which can be made into a sandwich, and luxurious pies, the most popular being the bacon, bourbon and maple.
Dough Mama will join a number of relative newcomers to that section of South High Street -- Law Bird, Ambrose & Eve, Antiques on High and the Daily Growler, where Kolache Republic is running the kitchen.
John Blakely, who owns Daily Growler, said he became familiar with Dough Mama when it opened in Cliintonville, where he used to live.
"I think they really complement pretty well what Kolache does," Blakely said.
"Our block is becoming much more of a destination where you can hop around."