There are now new owners of a Shelbyville downtown business. Many would call the business a staple in their daily diet.
Linne's Bakery and Cafe posted the following announcement on the business Facebook page:
Good evening friends of Linnes Bakery and Moore...
I want to share my heart with you, our very loyal and faithful customers/friends.
I want to thank you for your support these past 38 years that I have owned and operated this wonderful and very well established bakery. The Linne family created a rich heritage for me to take on into another 4 decades of fine made from scratch pastries. We've added a "deli" featuring our made from scratch salads. Plus a good selection of grilled sandwiches.
My wife, Diane, has developed an extensive line of decorated cookies. She once told me that "I can't do that. I don't know how to decorate". I just asked her to do her best and I think she went well beyond her best. She has supported me these past 29 years.
We have had a host of excellent employees whose loyalty was far beyond my wildest dreams.
Now comes the time in my life that I must retire. I am 74 but don't feel it. If anyone knows how I am supposed to feel at 74 please let me know.
The church that we go to has a wonderful group of people who pray and know how to pray. I shared the desire to retire and sell the bakery. Many people have looked at it but there was something that always didn't seem to fit. So our praying friends joined Diane and me praying for the one that God wanted to assume ownership. He brought along to us Zach and Tami Reardon. We have been in negotiations for a couple of months. We reached a very amicable agreement and this afternoon the deal for them to purchase Linne's Bakery and Moore was finalized.
I am no longer a part of this great downtown anchor business, it now belongs to Zach and Tami.
Please continue to give them the faithful support that you have given me, my wife Diane and our kids Ben and Beka these past 38 years.
So many have wondered and have asked this question "they're not going to change the 'recipes' are they? I reassured those who asked and now I am telling you folk that "nothing will change" customer service will remain the same. But most of all the friendly atmosphere/party atmosphere will remain the same.
I am staying on as a "consultant" and teaching the importance of quality products at a very fair price. I will be here through the end of the year assisting and giving direction in quality pastry baking and serving.
So please remain loyal to them and come in to greet them whenever you have a chance.
With this I will close and share this one last thought. I thank my gracious and wonderful God in heaven for allowing me to participate in downtown business here in the city of Shelbyville.
I have met so many wonderful people and I am blessed immensely.
My love to the city of Shelbyvlle and the wonderful people who live here.
Bill Moore, CMB