Rotella’s ‘Re-Evaluating’ Future Production of Bread Benefiting Joe Ricketts’ Religious Retreat

For nearly a year, Joe Ricketts has been selling loaves of bread to help fund his multimillion-dollar religious retreat near the Platte River.

The future of the bread is now in question after a series of racist emails tied to the TD Ameritrade founder came to light this week.

The bread, made by Rotella’s Italian Bakery in La Vista, hit shelves in early 2018 to help pay operating costs at The Cloisters on the Platte, a 931-acre retreat center off Nebraska Highway 31 and Fishery Road south of Gretna that opened last July.

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