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Business booming for Tucson-area pie shop

Published: Nov. 26, 2021 at 10:24 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2021 at 1:11 PM MST

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The day before Thanksgiving, the line of cars at Sydney’s Sweet Shoppe wrapped around the parking lot.

“Every single year, Thanksgiving is the busiest time of the year for us,” said shop owner Sydney Adams.

Business is thriving but like most businesses, they had to make adjustments for changes in the supply chain.

“Because of the shortages that have happened this year, we were prepping months and months in advance,” Adams said.

They started ordering cans of pumpkin before pie crossed the minds of most Tucsonans so that that could ensure everyone who wanted a pie could get one.

“We get to be on other people’s tables for dessert and that’s tremendous,” Adams said.

In 2018, she learned how to make a pie crust from her grandmother.

Three years later, her grandmother’s recipes were the cherry on top of Thanksgiving celebrations of hundreds of southern Arizona families.

“Having the entire community time after time continue to support you and buy your product and share it with others, there’s no better feeling,” Adams said.

As Adams’ business booms, she wants it to be an example for other women of color that they too can be successful.

“You never stop hustling and striving, you can do anything that you put your mind to,” said Adams. “I’m a Black woman. I own a business and the sky is not the limit.”

Adams said this year, pumpkin was the most popular pie followed by Dutch apple.

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