UPDATE: Rustic Hearth Bakery accepts an offer from buyer

Rustic Hearth

Rustic Hearth Bakery, 3531 Mount Vernon Road SE, Cedar Rapids, announced on its Facebook page, Sept. 20, that it intended to sell its bakery and cafe business. A new post on the page states that an offer has been accepted.

“I have accepted an offer, and will be closing Rustic Hearth Bakery on October 22, 2022,” an image on the page states, seemingly written by Rustic Hearth owner and founder Tom Schmitt. “I will let the new tenants introduce themselves and provide their baked goods when the time comes.”

The post, which was originally shared on Sept. 29, goes on to thank patrons for their continued support of the bakery.

Known for its fresh sourdough bread and Saturday morning doughnuts, Rustic Hearth was opened by Mr. Schmitt inside the NewBo City Market in April of 2015. The bakery moved to the brick-and-mortar location on Mount Vernon Road in 2019.