Kathy’s Pies Owner Buys Marion Bakery
The owners of the famous Kathy's Pies in Cedar Rapids are taking in another popular bakery.
Kettel House Bakery & Cafe at 945 6th Ave. in Marion was put up for sale by its owner Cindy Kettelkamp. As we saw when Kathy's Pies itself was for sale, Kettelkamp was looking for just the right person to take over the business and keep its traditions alive.
Enter Amy Jordan, who now owns Kathy's. Jordan purchased that bakery nearly a year ago from former owners Kathy McCauley and Terri Henecke.
Business is going well for her at Kathy's. She still gets a lot of orders and requests from people who don't want to visit her store downtown but enjoy Kathy's Pies. She also found she needed more room for folks to come in and enjoy a slice of pie in-house.
Jordan's downtown location doesn't offer much room for that, so picking up Kettel House in Marion gives her more flexibility.
They soon hope to offer more than just pies at the Kettel House location, including ice cream cones and shakes.
Jordan says she eventually wants to expand into Iowa City or Coralville, potentially by the end of 2020.