NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Monday marks three years since a fire halted production of New Orleans' beloved hand pies.
On the afternoon of July 27, 2012 a massive fire broke out at Hubig's Pies bakery, located in the 2400 block of Dauphine Street.
The fire destroyed the bakery, halting production of New Orleans' iconic fruit pies. No one was injured in the blaze.
The company announced that it would quickly re-build and re-open. However, three years later, no movements have been made to build a new facility.
The owners said back in 2014 that the opening of a new plant was on hold due to an apparent dispute over money and how best to move forward. Sources say there's a conflict between owners Otto Ramsey and Lamar Bowman, and talks are at an impasse. Plans were drawn up for a new 16,000-square-foot plant on Press Street, but architects stopped work.
The iconic Hubig's Pie opened its New Orleans bakery in 1922. Baker Simon Hubig started the company in Ft. Worth, Texas at the start of World War I and the New Orleans bakery was one of several plants in the southeast.
During the Great Depression, all locations were forced to close with the exception of its New Orleans location.