Polly’s Pies Celebrates 50 Years in Long Beach

February 18, 2022

When brothers Eddie and Don Sheldrake opened their third Polly’s Pie location in Long Beach’s California Heights neighborhood in winter of 1972, Richard Nixon was president, the Oldsmobile Cutlass was the most popular car on the highway and gas was 36-cents a gallon. Since then, we’ve elected nine U.S. Presidents, gas is through the roof and Oldsmobile no longer exists, however, the  Sheldrake brothers are still going strong with 13 Polly’s Pies locations. 

A public celebration marking the 50th anniversary of Polly’s Pies in Long Beach will take place starting at 4 p.m. on February 23 through February 27.

The first 200 people to arrive at Polly’s Pies (Long Beach location only) on February 23 after 4 p.m. will receive a signature swag bag that includes a mug, gourmet coffee packs, keychain, mini pie box mystery offer (free bakery items, 20% off purchase, etc.), pie cutter, jam and more. 

“It’s really unusual for a restaurant to remain open in the same location for half a century,” said James Kaa, CEO of Polly’s Pies. “And to have a legacy restaurant still owned by its founders is really quite remarkable. We’re extremely excited to celebrate this milestone with our guests.” 

The first 500 people to dine-in at the Long Beach location on February 23 after 4 p.m and February 24 will enjoy:

Pollyburgers for $2.50

Three-stack pancakes for $1.50

Pie slices for $1

50-cent coffee

The restaurant is located at 3490 Atlantic Avenue just north of the 405 Freeway in the Cal Heights area.  For more information, call 562.595.5651 or visit online at pollyspies.com.

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