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CEDAR RAPIDS — Shawnniecakes Specialty Treats, the bakery known for its sweet treats inside of NewBo City Market, will soon be opening a new location.
Shawnniecakes Cafe on First announced plans to open a second location at 1800 First Ave. NE, inside Collins Community Credit Union. The new spot is under construction; an opening date has not been announced.
Shawnniecakes started in 2010 in owner LeShawn Smith’s home kitchen, taking specialty orders and selling goods at pop-up shops at NewBo, before moving into a vacant stall at the market. The Black-owned business has quickly grown and got a shoutout from Stephen Colbert on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert in May 2021.
The original location will remain in NewBo as the second one opens.
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