Sweetie Pie’s closes after proprietor’s son convicted for nephew’s dying

Robbie Montgomery’s soul meals restaurant, Sweetie Pie’s Higher Crust, has shuttered the doorways of its St. Louis location, practically per week after the singer’s son was discovered responsible on murder-for-hire expenses.

Montgomery introduced Wednesday that Sweetie Pie’s restaurant will “be closed until further notice” beginning Sunday.

“We are closing to to make room for the more than four hundred million dollar, Cochran Veterans Hospital expansion,” mentioned a discover posted to Montgomery’s Instagram. “We thank each and every one of you for your 25 years of support. It has been a pleasure to serve you, your friends and families.”

Sweetie Pie’s rose to reputation as the topic of the OWN actuality present “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.” Based on OWN, the docuseries adopted the “loud, loving and often singing Montgomery family as they work to expand their empire, one soulful dish at a time.” Along with Montgomery, her son James “Tim” Norman and her grandson Andre Montgomery each starred within the collection.

Final Friday, a federal jury charged Norman with conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire, murder-for-hire and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Prosecutors are usually not searching for the dying penalty, however the former “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” star could possibly be sentenced to as much as life in jail. Sentencing is about for Dec. 15.

Federal prosecutors mentioned Norman, 43, employed two folks to kill 21-year-old Andre Montgomery on March 14, 2016, then tried to gather on a $450,000 life insurance coverage coverage taken out on his nephew months earlier.

Montgomery left St. Louis after a minimum of $220,000 in money, jewellery and different gadgets had been stolen in a June 2015 housebreaking at Robbie Montgomery’s residence.

Norman instructed jurors he and his mom employed a non-public investigator to seek out and confront his nephew in regards to the theft however he had no intention of injuring him.

Whereas Sweetie Pie’s Higher Crust will quickly finish its run in St. Louis, the restaurant’s discover ends with an optimistic be aware.

“We hope to have an opportunity to serve you in the future,” the discover mentioned.

The Related Press contributed to this report.