Sweetie Pie’s Ms. Robbie Montgomery is heading back into the restaurant business.
St. Louis radio station Hot 104.1 exclusively broke the news regarding the 83-year-old on May 18. “Ms. Robbie gave us permission to announce that she’s opening up another restaurant again in our city!!!” read a post shared on Facebook.
The impending business’ name is unknown at this time, but it is expected to be located in the area of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Kingshighway Boulevard in the “Mound City.”
In sharing the news, the radio station’s post continued, “Let’s give her a BIG St. Louis congratulations!”
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“Fantastic for her! She has been through some hardships…Goodluck to her,” wrote one fan in the comments.
“I’m so excited I needed some comfort food and really missed Sweetie pies. She made her cornbread just like my great granny and that taste is hard to find,” read another show of support for the endeavor.
“Yes! Don’t let your son knock you down,” read a third comment.
But not everyone was thrilled at the prospect of Montgomery returning to her culinary roots. The former singer for The Ikettes was formerly known for her soul food enterprise, Sweetie Pies, which shuttered its remaining location in St. Louis last year.
“Money going straight to big hips books. I’m good,” wrote one person with no plans of supporting the new restaurant.
“I’m not sending Tim no money,” echoed another person.
A third individual, however, expressed concern over the restaurant’s location. “She needs to pick safer areas.”
Fans came to love the soulful local celebrity when OWN Network debuted “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” in 2011. The reality series showcased the family business, both in the kitchen and at home, through 2018, when its final episode aired.
As the height of the show’s success, Montgomery entrusted her oldest son, Tim Norman, to expand the family business. She already had two locations in St. Louis, but with newfound notoriety and Norman at the helm, they opened two locations in Los Angeles.
Unlike their first two locations, the franchise’s outposts in the West failed to gain popularity and did not remain in business for long.
Montgomery seemingly threw in the towel after Norman was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot to kill his nephew, Andre Montgomery Jr. Norman allegedly was motivated by what he assumed would be an easy pay day for himself, totaling $450,000 from an insurance policy he took out on Montgomery.
However, Norman, 43, never got his hands on the cash following the 20-year-old’s March 2016 death in their hometown. “The measure of someone’s character is what they do when they think no one is watching. When he thought no one was watching, he planned the execution of his nephew and carried it out,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Angie Danis on March 2 when he was sentenced.
The father of one’s last social media post came days before he learned his fate. “Thank you for all the prayers. I’m still in disbelief. The feds know 100% I did not do those insurance policies… not one person got on the stand and said that I told them to hurt my nephew. They destroyed my name and image…” he wrote.
Aside from keeping her culinary skills sharp, Montgomery has also continued to dabble in music. Last year, she released her blues single “Thinking Bout Cheating” that left everyone talking.
12 thoughts on “‘Yes! Don’t Let Your Son Knock You Down’: ‘Sweetie Pie’s’ Ms. Robbie Reportedly Will Open New St. Louis Restaurant After Her Son Tim Norman Was Sentenced to Life in Murder Plot”
Ms. Robbie follow your destiny which is great food. I’m so glad you got closure now it’s your time to be happy again.
Congratulations on opening your restaurant business back up.
God is good. All “ass-holes” get caught.!!
Ms. Robbie May God continue to give you Peace..Congratulations on your new start to open up a Business again..
I’m happy for you Ms. Robbie because what your her Son did to his nephew’s didn’t have nothing to do with Ms Robbie Stop blaming her God is in the business to rebuild & restore even @ the age of 83. If going back into the Restaurants business to keep you busy & happy then Just Do! Don’t worry about what people are saying Enjoy you life. I love you Ms Robbie❤️ I’m praying for your healing, strength & success😊
I am glad Ms.Robbie is opening.sweetie pies back up I am going to.come visit her place I will always continue to pray for her and her family
I am glad Ms.Robbie is going to open up her doors again I think I will come and visit her new place I will continue to pray for Ms.Robbie and her family
I am elated for Ms. Robbie I would like to wish her continued success in her craft maybe she can open one in New Orleans where they live soulfood very much
I’m excited because I always wanted to go to St. Louis to enjoy Ms. Robbie’s delicious food and that happened, so no I can look forward to visiting I can’t wait!!!!!
My Sweet Nanny loves watching Ms. Robbie enjoying that good delicious food. Maybe when my Nanny goes to St. Louis I’ll go with her. Good for you Ms. Robbie!!!
We raise our children to be self-supporting and to be best they can be.
However Tim let you down and himself.
Let him go he choose his path.
I wish you success with your restaurant. I hope your grandson continues to be a good part of your life
Also your sister and other members of your family. God’s peace and many blessings.
Miss Robbie is the best. She should enjoy her life. Her job of raising her child has been over. We all have different roles in our life as woman. Enjoy your life. You will always be a mother but mothers are not responsible for the actions of their adult children. They’re just not …. God judges but not for the crimes of your adult child. Be as happy as you can Miss Robbie….
This is ROSALIND ROSE 🌹 IN FORT WORTH TEXAS I FEEL OWNER NETWORKS IS NOT AS GREAT AS IT USE TO BECAUSE ROBBIE MONTGOMERY SWEETIE PIE I WENT TO HER RESTAURANT AND I WOULD BEGAN TO LE TIM NORMAN KNOXK ME DOWN BECAUSE SHE A GREAT SOUL FOOD HOMEMADE COOKER I THINK HER AND LIL CHARLES AND THE OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS CAN RUN THAT BUSINESS WAY BETTER THAN HER SON BECAUSE THOSE SISTERS ARE SOME DOWN HOME DAM GOOD COKER.