Kalona Bakery Fire Left A Void In Downtown
by Bill Cooney, Kalona News
Posted: 2017-11-10 15:52:11 EST

Kalona just isn’t the same without a downtown bakery. That was the consensus of members of the Kalona Economic Development Group, who met Friday, Oct. 20.

But, there are some hurdles to reopening any business in the bakery’s old building, Kalona City Administrator Ryan Schlabaugh said.

“It’s a little rough in there right now, the building is in a partial-demolition state,” he said. “In order to move something in there the building in it’s current condition would have to be brought up to 100 percent code compliance.”

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