Popular Asheville pizzeria secures space in prime South End location

Popular Asheville pizzeria secures space in prime South End location


Charlotte, North Carolina – August 14, 2023 – PIE.ZAA, founded by former New York resident Tyler Kotch, recently secured a lease at 1440 S Tryon Street in South End. The NY-style pizzeria signed a long-term lease with plans to open its new 2,503 square foot space to the public in late 2023.

PIE.ZAA originally opened its doors in Asheville’s South Slope Brewing District in 2020, serving massive slices in classic flavors like cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and a “garden” pie with vegetables. Since opening, the popular 12-inch slices have been featured in articles by Bon Apetit and Tasting Table. Currently open until midnight during the week, and 1:00 a.m. on the weekend, PIE.ZAA will continue offering its late-night hours at its new space in Charlotte.

Kotch first started his journey in Charlotte 10 years ago, working in a food truck with chef Aaron Rivera. “I’m excited to be back in Charlotte. South End is a perfect spot for late-night eats and a concept that can complement the businesses and community around it,” Kotch said. “PIE.ZAA will not only be a popular late-night spot to hang out, but it will also be a place people want to go for a quick lunch or enjoy a nice cold local beer, bringing a little slice of New York to the South.”

Jay Mitchener with Thrift Commercial Real Estate represented the landlord, Matt Browder with Browder Investments, LLC and Bo Blight with Trinity Partners represented the tenant. “We knew South End would be the perfect location for PIE.ZAA. As a popular pizza spot that caters to a late-night audience, there is no better place to be.” said Bo Blight, Associate, Office Leasing with Trinity Partners. “The location is unbeatable, offering walkability to several of Charlotte’s most popular bars and breweries.”

PIE.ZAA’s new space at 1440 South Tryon Street is also home to Wooden Robot Brewery, Vinyl, and Brigid’s Irish Pub. Gin Mill, Brickyard, and Canopy are also located off South Tryon Street, with less than a 5-minute walk from the new pizzeria.



Trinity Partners is a full-service commercial real estate firm serving corporate users and institutional owners throughout the United States, with ten service lines ranging from landlord and tenant representation to property management and investment sales. They are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, best-in-class performance, and respected team of commercial real estate professionals, who are directly responsible for the company’s success and collaborative culture. The firm currently leases and/or manages over 22 million square feet of office, industrial, mixed-use, and retail space across the region through their four offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina, and Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.