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Roanoke pie shop to add artisan pizza pies to its menu

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) -- Roanoke pie shop, Piety is adding a little more savory to its sweet selections.

The shop located on the upper level of Towers Shopping Center is expanding its menu but sticking with the pie theme with the addition of artisan pizzas.

There are more than a dozen 10-inch pies on the menu to satisfy all tastes, including the House Red (red sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil) to the Mercato (tomato, feta, herbs, kalamata olives, arugula and extra virgin garlic oil) and chicken gorgonzola (chicken sausage, gorgonzola, potato, rosemary and pickled onion.) There's also a build your own option.

Owners Rob and Lisa Lusk say Piety was always going to be a pie shop but they also knew they wanted to eventually add pizza. Rob has dreamed of making artisan pizza for years. The time, they say, was now.

"They're all handmade artisan pizzas incorporating just the best ingredients-- local and otherwise," said Lisa Lusk. "Everything has a little bit of an Italian flair but nothing is too out of the ordinary. It's all the ingredients people love on pizzas that were applying to our awesome homemade crust."

Piety will officially begin selling pizzas Monday, January 11.

The store will undergo renovation this weekend to add additional seating for 16 and other changes.

Piety will also add gourmet salads in addition to its popular handmade pies.