In the current economy, it is no doubt going to be difficult for anyone to start a new business, and unfortunately, that challenge may extend to stepping in to take over a highly-established one as well.

Dan and Deb Klouda, owners of Joensy's Restaurant in Center Point, have been looking to step away from their business, for personal and health reasons, for some time.

They have had the restaurant for sale for several months, seeking someone to take over and maintain the historic eatery's well-known tradition of a family-friendly community atmosphere, and a classic menu of their famous tenderloins, comfort food, and more. A brief recent Facebook post implies that they have yet to find who or what they are looking for. It also sadly hints that, with or without that new buyer, Joensy's as we know it will be making a transition regardless.

The post says, simply:

Joensys Restaurant for sale

Will be closing Oct 15th, 2022

Equipment auction to follow w/ Backes Auctions

While they say in a response to a comment on the post, they have "not given up hope" on finding the right person, it sadly appears they are looking to bring their time at the helm to an end.

This marks the third sale/closing announcement of a beloved restaurant or business in Eastern Iowa this week. White Star Ale House in downtown Cedar Rapids is on the market for a new owner as is Rustic Hearth Bakery on Mt. Vernon Rd. SE. Much like Joensy's, the owners of both businesses are seeking a torch bearer to maintain the legacies they've built.

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It may simply come down to that being an impossible task for anyone other than Dan and Deb at Joensy's, to whom we wish all the best in whatever their future brings.

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