Another Cedar Rapids Business For Sale Due to Staffing Issues [PHOTOS]
What's been the reaction to the news that a Cedar Rapids business is looking for a buyer? Noooooooooooooooooooo!
The word came via Facebook Tuesday afternoon that the owner of a popular bakery on the city's southeast side wants to sell his business. The post was accompanied simply by the word "Unfortunately" and an emoji with a tear dripping from one eye.
According to its website, Rustic Hearth Bakery opened in NewBo City Market back in April of 2015. Four years later, they said goodbye to their original location.
On May 16 of 2019, they opened their doors at 3531 Mt. Vernon Road SE.
Along with photos of incredible-looking pastries and bread through the years, Rustic Hearth Bakery's Facebook page has another common sight... the need for help. Instead of continuing to fight the battle that is so common for businesses and difficult, especially for smaller ones, owner Tom Schmitt has decided to look for a buyer.
The reaction from customers has been sadness.
Below are photos that will make your mouth water, including a picture of Rustic Hearth Bakery's pecan rolls. I'm definitely going to have to stop over and try one of those soon.
Schmitt says Rustic Hearth Bakery will "remain open as long as we can." We wish him the best in the hunt for a buyer.
Ham & Cheese Croissant ready to cook:
Ham & Cheese Croissant ready to eat: