Bakery planned downtown
A new bakery soon will open in downtown Tonganoxie.
Kelly Vogel has bought both sides of the Holst Pharmacy building, at 512 East Fourth. On the west side, within the next six months, Vogel plans to open a full-line bakery. Holst Pharmacy will remain on the east side.
"I hope they stay there for a long time," Vogel said.
Vogel, who has lived in Tonganoxie for two and a half years, said her father, Gene Vogel, sparked her interest in opening a bakery.
"He just mentioned that it would be nice to have a full-line bakery in town," Vogel said. "I thought that's not a bad idea."
She considered several locations before deciding on the downtown spot.
Vogel, who has always liked to bake, said she will serve and sell an assortment of items.
"I plan on providing an array of baked goods, from doughnuts to specialty cakes and breads," she said.
Pies are her favorite treats to bake, she said, especially apple pies. But she guards her recipes, so much as to decline to say what type of apples she uses.
"That's my little secret," she said.
Vogel is still deciding on a name for the bakery, as well as on the dr.
"I want it to be comfortable so that people will want to come in and eat so that they'll make it a place to meet for pie," Vogel said.
And she also wants it to be a place for children.
"I hope the kids will feel welcome to come in after school and buy cookies and eat them there," she said.